Prophecy or heresy? Neither, for that matter as the second song reveals to us that science is “Our Only Master”. With many religious zealots casting a shadow on our world via self righteous groups, the world's population is becoming shattered by some fragmented forms of prophecy, and by those claiming to reveal the truth of science. High energy and folklore can be found within the third album song, “The Bats (Are Hungry Tonight). Hungry or not, this a fitting tribute song to the flying rodent. “What Manner Of Bliss” offers a dreamy, sludgy feel ending a guitar note thread of suspension. “Deceiver” picks up the pace of the album with solid drumming, and faster rhythm intermingled with guitar hooks. Headbanging can be found when this song pops up on the playlist. Genius "...And Madness”, can they be one and the same? In this day and age, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to differentiate the two. This song talks about taking out the madness, by attack if necessary.
“Orb Of Empire” offers up a tale of those who head the empire, and those who tow the line. Aren't we all towing the line for the empires? The heavy bass line certainly gives the feel of many working on a production line, while the lead guitar breaks the feel momentarily with well a placed riff. If sludge and doom is your thing, then “Church Of The Tooth” is your song. Every note, and word is clearly defined with emphasis on strong vocals which encapsulates the story line of the song. “The Gate” comes on like gangbusters. This short, but intense song moves us along to the final song of the album. “Crawling Chaos” speaks of the unspeakable with terrible tongues. This song is a menagerie of fantastic imagery created with storytelling that is reminiscent of Lovecraft and Poe.