The intensity is trading for a more familiar brooding on "Galgotha" though this time around it is more refined than what we have previously heard from this band in the past , though a little more melodic and wandering in places. The bass line to "Coil" creates a more post punk tension, that they explode out of with a snarling aggression in the vocals. It is fair to say she is much more pissed this time around. The most drastic shift of dynamics might be found at the end of the morose journey you are taken on with "Entwined" . It starts off with sparse almost post rock sounding riff, then builds up in a grungy manner until they explode in the end with blast beats. Her vocals to have the haunting moan to them but the lyrics are easier to make out than on the first full length.
There is a darker creepier feel to "Psychic Wound" that at first reminds me a little of Rasputina. This too builds , though more so with the vocals that rise into a scream. The condemning lyrics of "Ruse" are perhaps the heaviest thing about the song, and very real to any one who has been in a dysfunctional relationship. For a heavier album it ends on a very sedate note with "Paradise Lost" The melodies are sp fragile , that it takes a few listens to sink in. Not as compelling as the bulk of the album, but you can not blame them for exploring the entire sonic scope. It takes about two and a half minutes for the song to warm into something my ears latch onto as the minimalism is so thick. I will give this album a 9.5 as the last song is well as I just described it and while I can not fault them for it not something I am going to wear out like the rest of this.