Maybe I'm rating this a little too high because I've only listened to one cloudkicker LP/EP since Beacons but damn this is good!! Thank you Mr. Sharp for providing me something to listen to in the last few months of 2013
Without a doubt, Ben Sharp's greatest record so far. It amalgamates the style of every prior release into a wall of ambient yet crushing sound that showcases his influences and development as an artist.
Ben Sharp returning to his metal aesthetic. I personally loved his softer more ambient work, but this is a great display of how he's matured as a musician (see ]]][[[ and The Discovery for comparison). Last song is orgasmic. 3.6/5
I just don't get it. Cloudkicker is based off of good composition, but all of it relies of repetition; it's all just the same phrasing as naseum. Even still, there are decent moments, but as a whole, it's nothing new or a new stage for Cloudkicker at all.