Every once in a while a record comes along that’s so ferocious that it makes me grateful to be a reasonably sane, reasonably stable person, because if I weren’t, Blood Visions would push me right over the edge. Some records are so intense, so relentlessly dark, that you can’t get the drugs inside of you fast enough when you put it on. (So far I’ve found six or seven that do the job.) I realize it’s late in the game and I’m preaching to the choir, but you have to get your hands on this record. Your sanity may depend on it.
–Jim Ruland (In The Red)