Wretched's previous album, Beyond the Gate, was my first exposure to the band. I was impressed with their technical skill and songwriting ability. "At the First Sign of Rust" gave me the impression that they would be experimenting more with melody and clean guitars, which reminds me a lot of All Shall Perish's album, 'Awaken The Dreamers'. Surprisingly, that's the only really mellower song. The rest of the album is heavy, fast, and technical.
All Shall Perish
The Black Dahlia Murder