19:22 - ScreamingSteelUS *complete* trash, though probably because I had little exposure to other Morbid Angel at that point. I saw them a couple of years ago and they put on one of the most intense shows I've ever seen. Good band.
19:21 - ScreamingSteelUS Altars of Madness and Covenant are excellent albums. I find Blessed are the Sick overrated, but still decent. Other than that, I haven't heard any album in its entirety except for Illud Divinum Insanus, which I didn't find
19:19 - !J.O.O.E.! They are / were definitely a band that made music.
Exivious, and fusion music in general is to be taken slowly. Enjoying it bit by bit, until you are able to take in the full picture. I always have to remind myself of this simple fact, otherwise I'd turn to some other, more straightforward music. With this in mind, maybe you are already planning to skip this one - though I'd advise you not to, especially if you're new to fusion/jazz metal music.
Fair enough, it has nothing on the debut release. Still bloody brilliant. Triguna (orgasmic distorted guitars and drum solo at the end has this song frequently on repeat) and One's Glow and Deeply Woven stand out to me, Immanent, too. I don't think there's a weak song on this album. 9 for me.