Honestly, I didn't care for the southern swag of Iron Gag (2007), although it was overall a very good album. I was expecting more of it on Ecstatic Trance but they went all-out on a new trance-like riff style (hence the title of the album) and it hits the mark! ALOL proves that you don't have to have blast beats, a million riffs per song and 8-string guitars to be brutal. Robert Meadows screams at the top of his lungs while the rest of the band back him up with trance-like rhythms. Although probably not for everyone, one day after it's release, Ecstatic Trance is already in my top 3 'Best Metal Albums of 2012' list! Get this album ASAP!!