In taking a break from soundcloud I must've reset my sense of awesome. That or this sound just is. Normally when there's music this heavy you have such distorted vocals and curses flying around, not so with Now We Die no, they're cut and dry heavy.
I also have an appreciation of violins used in metal songs, it captures some element of orchestra and dark feelings that can't always be translated by drums and guitars alone. MACHINE HEAD loves their dramatic violin breaks and music videos. Check them out!