1349 have some songs where they really show a potential to shine. their riffing borrows from death metal without affecting their overall sound that much.
on "Hellfire", only about 4-5 songs are of listenable quality. but those songs are well crafted, well written, and generally spirited. what 1349 needs to learn how to do is to evenly distribute their spirit throughout their albums. if you took the best tracks from all 3 albums and their demos/EPs, you would have one of the best albums of the past 5 years.
when i saw Averse Sefira open for 1349, they played right before Goatwhore. while AS were top notch, Goatwhore was and still is one of the lamest excuses of "black metal" i have ever heard. it basically takes black metal and adds in nu-metal passages, thereby making it not black metal anymore.