The album starts out with classical guitars and a few seconds later militant drums and spoken word parts are added into the music before going in a more heavy and melodic direction along with some solos and leads.
After the intro more melodic black metal elements are added into the music along with some grim screams before adding in death metal influences and growls and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile the music brings in a mixture of clean and heavy parts as well as adding in blast beats.
When we get more into the album classical guitars and spoken word parts make their return in certain sections of the recording and at time s you can also hear traditional metal elements being added into the music along with a small amount of clean singing and on a couple of the tracks they bring in a symphonic sounding orchestra.
Echelon has their foundation based in melodic black/death metal while they are also not afraid to experiment and add in avant garde elements to create a very dark, different and original sounding album while also remaining true to melodic black metal.
Song lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover philosophical points of view, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with a couple of the tracks beign very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Echelon are a very great sounding avant garde melodic black/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Der Baum Der Gehangtan" "Desatre De La Guerra" "Die Grauen Des Krieges" and "Totengeigen". 8 out of 10.