The fourth and final installment offered to the world by the now defunct Canadian band in question (heh) is nothing short of a gritty sludgefest masterpiece, here and there punctuated by melodic touches in addition to the downtuned riffs and (apparently) over the top vocal delivery.
I haven't had the chance to listen any of the previous records by them, but I doubt it can get better than this. With eight nameless tracks that swerve and circle around, following the same musical direction yet still keeping a distinctive feel, Spoils of Failure is the kind of album that begs to be listened to in one take, hints of ideas bleeding from track to track with a level of cohesion rarely heard in any musical release.
Although it doesn't tread any new ground when it comes to genre definition, I highly recommend this album, even to those who feel turned off by harsh vocals. If you will, listen to this following song and bear with it till near the end; then tell me that's not one of the best ways to close a track like this one.
And if you survived this far, hit play on the following song in the list, VI. I trust you won't be disappointed.