Even after nearly twenty years, this album still enthralls me and has lost none of its initial appeal and charm. With a wide range of lyrical content, Tourniquet created one of their more innovative albums with this one.
If you are wondering about the words, you are not alone! I had to grab a dictionary. One of the members of the band was working in a hospital at the time of writing, (as volunteer or worker, I cannot remember), and thus the inspiration behind many of the songs. For example, "Pathogenic" is about the spiritual blindness of people and the way the "scales fall, the cataracts desist".
The musicianship is excellent, and each song is radically different from the others on the album. The vocals are all clean, which combines well with the music, making for an excellent metal experience.
"Pathogenic" remains a classic and after 15 years, I still flog this CD to death. I have yet to tire of it, making it one of the best choices I have ever made. - Bu-Chan