This album is definitely metal, but with a serious progressive/experimental/indie feel to it. They've clearly been listening to a lot of eighties and early nineties indie rock--not really Seattle grunge as much as the cleaner sound of the Pixies and early Smashing Pumpkins. Some diehard metalheads are probably turned off by that but c'mon, those bands were FUN to listen to and so is this album. There's plenty of Ozzy-era Sabbath guitars in here too, but both the male and female vocals actually SING sometimes instead of just shouting. Laura Pleasants clearly is getting her Kim Deal vocals on, sometimes just wordless harmonizing with her guitar notes on tracks like "Don't look back" which is catchy as all hell. There are some psychedelic jaunts as well, but the tracks are all in that three-to-four minute mark and there isn't a weak one on here. I've pretty much been playing it non-stop for the past three days since I purchased it. My issue with metal is how repetitive some of the albums are, I just tired of being bludgeoned for 45 minutes straight. Bands like Kylesa, Baroness, and Mastodon (all from Georgia!) break that mold and are putting out some amazing stuff these days.