08:33 - Overrwatcher Crowd was so dead before Opeth though (who played almost entirely old songs and were great, technical errors aside.) When HATEBREED can't get people moving you know something's wrong.
08:30 - Overrwatcher Just got back from Ozzfest, left Black Sabbath before traffic hell began. I don't even like Megadeth but they were fucking amazing.
II is pretty much what I thought it would be... 40 minutes or so of ugly, foul blackened sludge. Only instead of 6-7 tracks they crafted two 20 minute double-epics, tossing in some groovy psychedelia to boot. Rawr.
I've decided that this album is on par with Abyssal's recent effort, if not just a smidgen better. Truly outstanding work here, and to top it off (and to agree with just about everyone who's commented on the artwork), goddamn that is some fine artwork.