interesting, but not that strange. when i was listening to him perform as he opened for skinny puppy, portions of his music sound like the Gorguts album "Obscura", so this is probably where the vague death metal influence is.
I just listened to this.. Eww, he tried to claim this was Death Metal?! Listening to this album, you'd think he's never even HEARD a Death Metal song. Well, I suppose I can't expect much from a guy who would willingly involve himself with The Faint. I had high hopes for this.. I feel let down.