Initially this was disappointing: it sounded plodding rather than deeply 'slow' or 'heavy' as various reviews have had it.
However, with repeated listens it can become an undercurrent to your whole being; it creeps into your very fibre unawares rather than force you into submission like Earth 2, the 1993 drone classic. There are some pleasing tuneful moments - reminiscent of Godspeed You! Black Emperor - tucked within it. There is light in the darkness. The last (title) track is perhaps the most successful with bass and cello more prominent, a winning combination which attracted my interest in the first place. Listening sometimes, you do not know where the 60 minutes duration went; other times it seems to slow down, it becomes hypnotic.
There is now a full field of slow, heavy, 'stoner' type music purveyed by many bands, mostly inspired by some incarnation of Earth, and this can easily become just more of the same. Earth, however, does not rest on its laurels; it seems not to mundanely follow a formula - other than preferring a slowed pace - but to push forward seeking new dimensions. It is proving worthwhile to follow the quest.