This album has an epicically mammoth beginning in ‘The New Sun’, but is weakened with the transitioning into
‘Mire’ and ‘Transcendence’, which shrinks and slows the monolithic progressive voyage with which it starts.
Garganjua are finishers though, and prove their doom metal dominance with ‘Controlling Waves’ and the
appropriately named ‘To Ascend (awakening)’, which takes you on a 9:00 minute weightless journey to the sun
and back in search of the meaning of life. Overall the album displays a barrage of brutal crushing guitar tones
that could carve stone and highlights a decent set of vocal runs, which compliment the album’s dynamic changes
from heavy sludge to the Pink Floydish interludes.