Massive and erosive to the ears! But what happened to the epic class of "Mammal"?
If you're unfamiliar with the band, they play a kind of post-black metal with thoroughly heavy beats and electronic bass sampling. It's very effective, very loud.
If you've heard the bands previous album, you'll instantly recognise the sound. But on this new album the sound is heavier and deeper, more massive in its scope. The music lends itself naturally to long winding songs building towards epic climaxes. But, surprisingly, the band has opted for much shorter tracks, which leaves me feeling a bit let down. They could have explored these 8 pieces (plus a weird intro that feels completely out of place) so much more. But the songs are good as they are too.
The production on this newest album is polished and tight, definitely a step up from Mammal.
If the band had allowed the songs to evolve and take me on longer journeys, this would have been an easy 5. However, as it is: 4/5