I just recently saw Neurosis live and it reminded me of this album, and how many Neurosis appreciators are completely ignorant to it's existence. Metalheads who only like Neurosis for their riffs or "brutal" sound will not like this album. People who listen to Neurosis in appreciation for the combination of dissonance and ambient to heavier, crushing even epic sounds, will probably love this album. It revolves around much more synth with drums rather than the guitars, with Jarboe's very dynamic voice giving it a gothic feel. I really can't pidgeonhole this into a genre but it has elements of post-punk, sludge, doom metal or even post-rock.
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