I’ve not listened to this for ages. So long in fact, that I was scared it would have dated. I listened to it all the time circa 2002, it was one of the best things I’d ever heard.
Listening now, I’m relieved to say it does not disappoint. It’s absolutely brutally heavy when it needs to be, and is exploding with melody and musical invention from start to finish. To my ears, they never sounded better than this – it still sounds like nothing they or anyone else has done. Need a primer/refresher? Start here: