The album opens somewhat psychedelic with title track 'Body & Soil'. This song issues an interesting post-rock/shoegaze atmosphere before finally bursting out in highly distorted post-metal, or sludge if you will. However, here too the stoner rock elements remain present in the sound of the guitars.
Yet, as good as this song already is, 'Reptililian Blues' crushes all competition. This song is an immense doom anthem, almost twelve minutes long, driving on a slow, cumbersome tempo and heavily distorted guitars. Deep growls are added over the punishing riffs, creating some awesome noise. This is one sick and epic song that slowly evolves, varies and alternates. Damn, this is good.
'Koleoptera ' closes the e.p. in perfect sludge-doom tradition, again being a terrifying slow song with a twisted, intense atmosphere. If this really is what Hateure is up to for their upcoming album, I'm game. 'Body & Soil' is a very promising and actually highly refreshing piece of modern day doom metal which is too good to ignore.