This album is exactly what I want from black/doom metal and is lyrically essential of the genre, going past more baser feelings and inclinations and into philosophies that very well annihilate the things that plague many of us most, God, Suicide, Absurdity, and Existence preceding Essence and having to find meaning. It harkons back to Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre in subject matter. Timbre-wise, yes, the vocals do sound reminiscent of what one may imagine Satan to sound like. However, truth is, your Satan sounds like a black metal vocalist, they made the noise first. I love it. Very diverse screaming vocals with amazing range for the style. The guitars, drums, and bass are all done exceptionally well, in addition to being mixed and mastered exceedingly well, and create the perfect sounds for each track. My idea of what perfection is, outside of the things I do myself, is when others work to reach their subjective view of perfection, and really get as close to it as possible. This allows one to witness the complexities of another human and appreciate them in a new way, and this album is a good example of that.