Sentenced's disappointment with a small French label led them back to the Finnish Spinefarm label. After Shadows From the Past, these young musicians seemed to be wiser in every way, especially when changing slow death metal to a very fast, black metal-ish progressive rock. This means that complex guitar riffs and melodies form a big part of North From Here, which is very rare in Sentenced's genre. The sound is quite flat, but Sentenced still succeeds in creating a believable ambition. And they don't break down into the overdramatics that are quite typical with their colleagues.
AllMusic Review by Antti J. Ravelin