Perhaps fearing the pigeon-hole that generally befalls bands that sound similar to Witch, the unit abandons some of their fuzz and Sabbath-inspired riffs for more of a crusty, punk sound. The departure really isnít all that extreme, but for this listener, that fuzzy charm seems much more absent here than on the previous record. The band retains their somewhat doomy atmosphere, but in the process seem to lose their ability to compose good songs. There is some material here that should keep fans at least a little pacified, but there are enough tracks that almost seem intentionally redundant/annoying. I guess I just failed to see the big picture with Witch and their sophomore effort; perhaps having a little too high hopes didnít help things either. I still have faith in this bandís ability to create music more true to their debut record, but weíll have to wait to find out.