Even though the album is well produced, there is still undeniable rawness to it. Played mostly at mid tempos, the guitar is harsh even at its most melodic, and the vocals are tortured but intelligible. There is a strong sense of loss and despair on this album, and it manages to be very compact and filler free with the songwriting. Fans of the genre should consider this album in their year-end lists. It feels authentic and unpretentious.
Favorite track: Beloved Dust.