Good, but this album is essentially a mixed bag. Some songs are instrumentally brilliant, whereas others simply get lost in themselves far too quickly and as a result have no sense of direction. The vocals are okay, sometimes even brilliant, but too often seem to take away from the focus on the musicianship. It also suffers from the fact that the vocals appear a little too low in the mix, so what you're really hearing is an unbalanced sound. That said, the songwriting here is very consistent and near enough every song manages to regain its excellent musical quality because of that. My personal favourite song would be the instrumental 'A negligible senescence', though only because it focuses on instrumentation.
I've followed this band with their assortment of line-ups since the postman syndrome days and they are trying something different here with the pace of the music and although vocals have never been a strong point, but they have no lost a step here
Everything here is amazing and as would be expected from East of the Wall...except the new vocalist. His
screams are really bad, and his clean singing is just serviceable. This is too bad,as all the instruments are
incredible and the band's sense of melody is top notch.