The music on 'All Is Left To See' resembles those dark, haunting feelings perfectly. Behind a thick wall of distorted guitars and piercing drums, a frantic, demented voice screams his frustrations and fear towards everyone who wants to listen and to everyone who does not. The result is a crushing blend of doom, sludge and post-hardcore, with some blackened elements here and there. Moloken manages to add some variation, even though nearly every single second on this album is massive as hell.
There are a few exceptions however. 'Burst' delves deep into the harsher realms of post-rock before it blasts out the same sludge ferocity as songs like Subliminal Hymns', 'I Dig Deeper' and the surprisingly short 'I Can't Hear You'. I guess that last one is the hardcore punk version of sludge metal. The other exceptions are closer 'Beginning Of The End', which is actually a very nice piece of dark rock music (even including violins) and the breather 'Wreckage'.
Any sludge fan should get his hands on this piece of work. If you are a fan of anything between Isis, Cult Of Luna, AmenRa or Eyehategod, you should definitely check this out. Foremost, the album makes me curious about the future of Moloken. This is the first album of a trilogy and it makes me curious towards the other two. Perhaps this one shows some new directions, which I can always appreciate. Evolution is good, certainly in a relatively young genre.