With very, very slow, sometimes almost dragged melodies, and ostensibly lugubrious guitars, the overall musicality of this album is quite good, fundamentally cohesive and wisely punctuated by a profoundly sewed sonorous coherence. Nonetheless, given the generally slow, and mainly ecstatic and motionless expressive musicality of the genre, the album inevitably resents itself from an acute level of monotony, that makes the record quite tedious for the most part.
But, general appointments aside, in technical aspects, the album shows an expressive and reasonable level of competence, that inserts Supersonic Dragon Wagon alongside all the major favorable stoner rock contemporary acts of the underground scene. Unfortunately, with its overall musicality fulfilled by ordinary commonalities for the most part, there are little virtues on this work. I basically already had described all of them.
Evidently, Light Beyond the Sea of Smoke is a skilled album, with some degree of restricted qualities, being relentless in the general premise of its purpose: to disperse very diffuse, slow and abrasive stoner rock music. Enthusiasts of the genre, and avid fans of motionless rock will be pleased and exceedingly satisfied with this album. Nevertheless, this work hasn’t met my personal criteria, standards and musical taste, but if this kind of music is your thing, go ahead. It will be almost forty minutes of your life.