While – on an overall analysis –, the musical structure of Spaceslug is more or less generic, they have a crude and rude, but strong and very genuine style, ostensibly marked by sensational and preeminent guitar lines. All the other elements are there as well, and are preciously synchronized, but the frivolous passive-aggressive razorblade style displayed by the strings certainly outstands itself in a very sensible solution of lugubrious resignation.
At fifty-three and a half minutes long, the record has seven generally extensive tracks: Obsolith, Spaced By One, Eternal Monuments, Words Like Stones, Vialys Part I, Vialys Part II and I, The Tide. While the album do have some vague and monotonous passages, these occurrences are sporadic, and doesn’t damage nor compromise its general qualities. Eye The Tide can be firmly appreciated as a groundbreaking record, that definitely establishes a new style of doom and stoner rock, whose singularities make it difficult to categorize in an ordinary or specific musical zone.
With melodies that are carefully elaborated – and, indeed, are amazingly beautiful – and a thoroughly original style that departs from a very authentic creative axis of nefarious desolation, Spaceslug does not fear nor recognize any limits to their creative horizon. Certainly they aren’t only a promising band, but an amazingly peculiar musical act, whose instrumentality works in such a pretentiously colorful density, that you can certainly say that they have masterly articulated their own particular universe of melodies, one that you can feel only if you are inspired enough to completely dilute yourself in it.