Often used to describe bands like Pantera and Exhorder. With mid-tempo riffs similar to those found in Thrash Metal and a tendency to focus more on groovy syncopation and heaviness than outright speed.
It actually has one thing on "Once.." and that is that "Overtures.." is not as 'front heavy'. As I said in my review, the new one is too long for my money and guilty of filler most definitely. However when they are on point on this record this is some of their best work of recent years. It reinvents no wheels but still puts Morbid Angel's last effort to utter shame.
Xentrix "For Whose Advantage" - vocally I am not a fan of these guys but their music in the main compensates enough for me. After a quick re-run of the Acid Reign collection yesterday I fell out with their vocals completely and realised there's nothing much else in there to act as a valid distraction to them. Tastes change I suppose, etc, etc