This is easily my favourite metal album of all time, and whilst it is clearly not "Master of Puppets" or "Number of The Beast" it is the metal album I would chose if I could have only one. Sure, a few tracks could easily be culled with no detriment to the album, "Dusk Dismantled", "Drowning In Slow Motion" and "Chaos Reigns" are hardly essential.
But the highs are so high they outweigh these minor quibbles. The title track has become the bands encore closer, simply because there is nowhere else to go afterwards. I even have this as the ringtone for my phone!
"A grey so dark I lose myself and embrace the end......."