Cop and Young God were both the point where Swans had pushed their slow, brutal heavy sound as far as it would ever go, at least in the studio. As to be expected, Michael Gira knew that if they simply kept making music that way, it would start to feel campy and repetitive. Now, with the introduction of Jarboe, Swans begin their transition into new territory, but has it happened yet? Well, yes and no. For one thing, the opener Fool, is led by a piano. Quite different than every single song on Cop. They're also trying to get this hypnotic feeling, which would work best on releases such as Children of God, White Light From the Mouth of Infinity, and The Seer. As for Greed, Swans simply didn't quite possess this power yet, which results in boring, dragging music more than often. Now, the things presented here are generally good, and none of them could outright be considered bad, but this serves more as an interesting Swans record than a good one because of it. So basically, a solid effort, but they still had lots of room to improve.