The album holds elements of industrial metal reminiscent of Godflesh, sludge metal, doom metal, avant-garde metal, and yet still retains faint elements of hardcore punk from the band's previous work. The vocals are usually shouted, growled or screamed, and the drums are often played in a similar way to the electronic drums exhibited in industrial metal and industrial rock, although the drums play a doom metal or sludge metal groove in many passages. The lyrics are mainly pessimistic and dark, and the songs are largely based on heavy riffing with extensive layers of distortion peppered with raw external white noise giving the album a very bleak, aggressive sound. However, certain songs on the album possess quieter passages, such as "Purify", allowing more depth into the album as expanded on by Dave Edwardson below.
Bassist and vocalist Dave Edwardson described the album as "more of an epic undertaking than the last one. We know how to get a lot more out of one note these days and we are a lot more trance-oriented in our music as far as wanting it to be overwhelming and aggressive but at a constant flow. We were trying to develop a record that was like one song that actually means more from the beginning to the end than it does individually."