SoreptionEngineering The Void

★★★☆ This is clearly a high water mark for technical death metal. The musicianship is blistering and precise, the songwriting is interesting and memorable (instead of a mere excuse), and the production is crisp without resorting too heavily to dehumanization. If there’s a fault to this album, it’s Fredrik Söderberg’s cookie monster vocals, which don’t always entirely fit in, and don’t add much to the overall fun.