Despite their more macabre and sometimes lugubrious musical style, the sound of Restless Spirit has an abundant, horizontal and resonant vigor, that definitely incorporates the restless essence of their creative nature. With melodies that occasionally becomes stagnant, but concomitantly dehydrates its dispersive cosmogony over the shadows of its audacious dimensional tonalities, the abrasive strength of the group's imperiously aggressive sonorous virtuosity displays a dark vitality that — in the correct corner of its imponderable volatility — gradually conceives underneath the sensibilities of its expansive density a modest degree of experimentalism, whose diligently authorial creative propensities showcases a furious pattern, that unfortunately exasperates the possibilities of its remarkable dissolute layout within its own rhythmic peripheries.
While Restless Spirit becomes gradually resented by the invisible restrictions of its own sonorous limitations, the band really works well within its modest and somewhat predictable structural conjuncture. As the sound becomes more homogeneous, the creative possibilities also decrease, but the cohesiveness of the style — to a certain extent — manages to preserve a hyperbolic restlessness into the essence of the music, that keeps the integrity and the exceptional consistence heard throughout the album.
So, while Lord of the New Depression is not a fantastic album, it manages to be a satisfying work, that reveals a band that displays an exceptional degree of technical excellence. Despite the fact that the band sounds too conventional for the most part, they occasionally unveil an audacious musical outlook, that can become in the future the prospective element for a more original and genuine work. But definitely, they are in a path of creative evolution, with potential to achieve promising results as their creative journey goes forward.