Aside from the usual gore-for-more lyrics (see: "The Butcher" and the awesomely-titled "Tombstone Crusher"), Bodyfarm seems to favor Spiritual Healing-era Death, just without the magnificent solos and Schuldiner's scathing social commentary. This is most evident on the aforementioned "The Butcher," where the band busts out a Bill Andrews-like drum shuffle and chunky riffs. "Iced" turns into a bulldozer ala Incantation, while "Sleep Terror" and "Demons of the Cross" take the sloppy boogies of Autopsy and update it, albeit without the dastardly charm and gruntwork of yesteryear.
It's only fitting that former Massacre/Denial Fiend singer Kam Lee joins the band for a rendition of Massacre's "Cryptic Realms." Lee still has a razor-throated growl that most death metal singers would hack off their extremities for, making "Cryptic Realms" the clear-cut album highlight. Too bad Bodyfarm couldn't swap out some of their own limbs for at least some semblance of character and originality.
01 Trapped (intro) 02 The Butcher 03 Iced 04 Sleep Terror 05 Demons Of The Cross 06 Charlatan Messiah 07 Tombstone Crusher 08 Malevolence 09 I Am The War 10 Cryptic Realms (massacre Cover Feat.kam Lee)