This is a really good album. What would be drawbacks for hundreds of other Doom Metal bands (although, given this band's ancestry and thematics, I would place them firmly in the Death Metal camp) are not so for diSEMBOWELMENT because 'Transcendence...' is tightly bound to its concept, which itself is deeper than the typical DS BS. The composition is intelligently arranged but unlike the more compacted Death Metal narratives that we might be used to, it demands a far more attentive listening posture. Infact, I've found this to be one of the best examples of Death Metal that's conducive to 'meditational' states because of its structure. This consists in the leitmotivic development of that first tremelo riff you hear in 'The Tree of Life and Death', which spans the entire album, taking different forms and dictating the rhythmic riffs it's set against, until we come to that final Nirvanic vision. It reminds me of the subtle unsubtlety of Bruckner's fourth symphony, following the development that initial mystic fanfare. I guess what I'm trying to urge is more patience with this album because it might turn out to be way more rewarding than just 'better Doom/Death Metal'.