As with most screaming trees albums, this took a while to reveal itself. Largely due to the beautiful but slightly plodding first half. 'Beyond this Horizon' is an awesome opener with a great amp feedback thunderstorm at the end. The next few songs are good but the album kcks into gear with 'Before we arise' and then my three favourite songs on the album play all in a row; 'something about today', 'Alice said' and 'Time for light'. The music is almost an aggressive yet subtle rock. Mark Lanegans vocals increasingly maturing and sounding crisp and haunting. I have no idea why people keep talking about the mixing (!?). Personally all I can presume is that they are referring to the very reverberant echoey sound at times, appart from that this is my 3rd favourite Trees album and I would definately recommend it as a great, diverse rock album from a legendary if over-looked 'grunge-era' band.