I won't lie, on the first couple of listens it took the first 2 or 3 songs to really get going for me. But by the time you get to "Numbing Agents" all bets are off. I'm loving this album. It hasn't grabbed me by the balls quite like the way Chaos of Forms did and still does, but I can see this growing on me more and this possibly surpassing Chaos of Forms. And yeah, right now this is the album of the year for me, even if there's still 5 months left for something to blow me away.
09/19 - Crowbar/Revocation
10/06 - The Black Dahlia Murder
11/30 - Slipknot/Korn
12/27 - Protest the Hero