Yet, there is also a bit of room for long instrumental passages, hence of course the progressive-metal tag. That being said, there's just much influences here from Tool or The Deftones than there are from Between The Buried And Me, Metallica, Opeth or Mastodon. Not only in the music but also in the wide range of vocals that they use, from emotional and clean to deep guttural growls, Bloodlash can manage it all.
This ep surely sounds like the future of metal and I wouldn't be surprised if more and more bands start creating similar complex songs with loads of different elements. So what Bloodlash needs now, is a top-notch producer, recording studio and the necessary promotion to finally start breaking through. They have the potential, that's for sure, just listen to a smash-hit like 'Spring, Devoured' or an awesome ballad like 'Maelstrom'.