With five genre-redefining albums to their name, the Knoxville, TN natives have carved a unique niche in contemporary metal. Making their presence known with 2007's "The Somatic Defilement," their profile has steadily grown, and 2014's "Our Endless War" saw them crack the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 for the first time. Their reputation for maintaining their integrity is well-earned, and going into their sixth full-length this commitment is stronger than ever. Pushing their sound forward with each successive release, the sextet have never allowed anyone outside of their ranks to dictate or influence the music they write. "Mark Of The Blade" sees them remain true to their roots while making their most dramatic progression to date, the emphasis falling more on groove than blastbeat-driven death metal violence, as well as venturing into previously unexplored territory, both sonically and lyrically.