I almost didn’t get through this album. I was so bored by the end of the second track “Atlas” that I almost did the unthinkable and just pretended I never got it for review. But I’ve listened to a lot of boring, mediocre crap recently so I ploughed on. And I’m very happy that I did because the uninspiring dirge of the first two songs is completely turned round on “Manchurian Candidate” (a bit like a sludge version of the Close Encounters alien jingle). The difference is quite startling with a couple of different movements within the track rather than one riff repeated ad infinitum and tempo changes that make you wonder why they did nothing on tracks 1 and 2. The phoenix keeps rising on “Klub”, which is a little like Black Sabbath meets Kyuss and is an excellent headbanging single to represent the album. This varied quality of output stems from the riffs they choose to use, I think, with some of them sounding worn out and listless and some of them sounding fresh as a daisy. At their best they sound a little like a slowed down Lightning Bolt but at their worst they sound like a cheap knock off of God Head Silo. If it was up to me I’d have canned half of this release, making it a brilliant EP rather than an occasionally brilliant album. But then if it was up to me I’d probably evict you all from your homes and make you dance for scraps of food while wearing hilarious animal costumes.