At the time of release, Reckoning Night was the band's heaviest and most commercial album. It is composed of bleak, mid-tempo songs with a heavy emphasis on simpler riffs and melodies. Though, "The Boy Who Wanted to Be A Real Puppet" and "Wildfire" mark the introduction of the bizarre free-form songwriting of the band's next album, Unia. Lyrically, the album deals with themes of desperation, psychosis, irony and paranoia. Many songs act as a Gothic short story akin to the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
The hidden track "Jam" is on all albums, but is often mistaken for the Japanese/Korean-only bonus track "Wrecking the Sphere". "Jam" is a jammed Flamenco-style tune (as the name implies) and is significantly shorter than "Wrecking the Sphere", which is a typical song.
Also released as limited and numbered seabag (1.000 copies, available only per Nuclear Blast mailorder) with digipack CD, T-Shirt and gimmicks.