Shai Hulud's highly anticipated "That Within Blood Ill-Tempered" is a testament of heart, passion, and sincerity. As the hardcore and metal scenes struggle to breathe in the smog of the overwhelming degree of trend and superficiality of late, Shai Hulud present a refreshingly true and pretense-less album. It clearly illustrates the allure, the splendor, and the effectiveness metal influenced hardcore can offer. Musically, Shai Hulud has maintained the sound they initially re-invented - an angered and melodic, multi-layered blend of beauty and aggression - and continued to expand its boundaries within "That Within Blood Ill-Tempered". Shai Hulud is as always uncompromising, musically, lyrically, and ideally- not having succumbed to current trends.