The Black Dog moves past their original IDM for something new and just as exciting with SILENCED. The strange melodies are still there, as "Trojan Horus (Part 1)" hints at the Middle Eastern sources, while "Trojan Horus (Part 2)" brings in electro punctuated with vocal chops. "Lam Vril" drifts along like a soundtrack for a post-modern Antonioni film, while "Remote Viewing" gets seriously funky, with a huge melodic break in its middle. But they also excel when they venture into darker territory, like the mysterious "Truth Benders D.I.E" or the deep, military-dirge of "Drexian City R.I.D.E" or the short, but affecting "Machine Machina" and "The Stele of Revealing." But rather than all doom-and-gloom, "Gummi Void" has a brighter tinge to it, and "4 3s 555" duo takes the album out on a more ambient note. The Black Dog is ever-expanding an ever-intriguing.