The album opens with the instrumental 'Estronomicon', immediately showing what Slomatics stand for: thick, fuzzed-out guitars. This track builds a massive wall-of-sound, but also gradually shows the psychedelic influences, as if Yob meets Ozric Tentacles, or something like that. From then on, it's smooth sailing on tar-thick waves of downtuned guitar licks and hypnotic drums, here and there accompanied by epic vocals. 'Electric Breath', the second track on this album is one of my absolute favorites. I'm sure this will give of lot of stoner doomers an orgasm, so will 'Rat Chariot', a song that will make your foreskin vibrate.
'In The Grip of Fausto' and 'Supernotrhing' are brilliant songs, harsh, relentless and completely pulverising but an entire album of these monsters might get stale and one-sided. Too often, bands in this genre tend to drown in their own drones and noise and completely forget to add a bit of variation to the whole thing. With Slomatics, it's different. They add tracks like 'Ritual Beginnings' which every single post-rock fan out there will appreciate. Hell, when the drums come in, the whole things gets a nice, jazzy feel before the whole thing bursts-out in a stunning post-whatever anthem.
Closer 'Into The Eternal' is an epic piece of work, initially reminding me of the gothic doom scene of the nineties and later on coming up with another delightful wall-of-noise to float on. On the other hand, it also feels like a doom metal track from the nineties, along with some nostalgic Type O Negative elements. You'll get it when you listen to the song. And you should listen, you should get this album, play it as loud as possible and watch the cracks in your walls grow bigger and bigger. Of course this album comes highly recommended...