After Death is full of odd contrasts of light and dark and filled with a manic energy. "Ascent" walks a weird line between the soaring, gorgeous guitar and a cool, dark section with a wicked-ass guitar riff accented by a theremin-like synth. "Still Pain" begins spookily but gains an outrun pulse, a disco beat, and sounds introspective in spite of the anthemic guitar chords. "Resurrection"'s sucker punch is an almost ambient track dominated with the sound of war, speaking of life, fear, and pain.
Favorite track: Ascent of the blessed.