While they've become a duo known for experimenting with the parameters of doom, drone, and sludge metal, the self-titled debut of The Body is the closest to the traditional stylings of those subgenres as they'd ever be. The lion's share of these recordings are pretty standard doom/sludge compositionally, but there are moments here that show the forward-thinking nature of the duo was alive even then. Take for instance "The City Of The Magnificent Jewel". It's a decidedly bluesy track that sounds like something from Pentastar-era Earth. Put on top of this Chip King's wailing vocals, which would become even more distinct in the future, and you have a pretty great track. The use of samples also help things, as while certain tracks like "Failings" can begin to overstay their welcome, the samples break up the descending monotony before it can set in. Thus, the beginnings of The Body are quite good, though they'd definitely move on to bigger and better (and louder) things.