It's filled with chunky guitar riffs similar to what Pantera were belting out, but Prong had that extra melody and Tommy Victor on vocals. Tommy's vocals never really lost the hardcore edge even when the music did, it's the thing that people seem to dislike the most about the band, but it doesn't bother me.
What makes the album less than great is the second half. It's not as varied nor as catchy as the first half and is, in truth, a little boring in places.
Cleansing was the first release to feature Paul Raven on bass, bringing them officially up to four members.
Songs of Note: Whose Fist is this Anyway?; Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
3½ broken pieces out of 5