Heck if I truly understand the different labels thrown around metal. The two I've most commonly seen placed on Sylosis are melodic death or metalcore. As I understand things, being metalcore is no longer cool, and that might partly explain why I never jumped on Sylosis's bandwagon. I think this is a 5-star album on musicianship, especially when compared to other metalcore acts. But for me, maybe for the reasons listed above, it isn't better than a 3-star. So I split the different and gave it a 4. I hope (and think) that this will become a legitimate 4 after repeated listens.
I would recommend this to a friend