A Return to the Isle of Men, this disc is a great look at the formative years of In the Woods. The influence of black metal was still fairly strong in their music and the vocals, which must be heard to be truly appreciated, were about as extreme and insane as anything you can imagine. The compositions are rather advanced with lengthy running times and involved arrangements. For the most part the band took on the speedy, trebly guitar style that other Norwegian bands employed at the time; however, the riffs were much more epic and adventurous, as well as more memorable, than some of the other music released at the time. A Return to the Isle of Men is a perfect complement to the three studio In the Woods albums For those with a strong interest in the band's music, this CD will help listeners understand the origin of this mysterious, magical band that much more.