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This debut from Patrick Walker and gang is not quite as awesome, crushing and well thought out as Watching from a Distance. The production needs improvement (which it got on Watching from a Distance), and they need to improve their song writing abilities a notch. It is a decent release though, if you’re into the slow, heavy kind of doom metal. Despite the depressive lyrics it rarely strays from the heavy doom sound, and definitely does not come off as whiny.
´´And I find… That I… Follow… Pathways that lead me nowhere!´´
The vocals don’t compare to Watching the slightest. It’s as if Patrick Walker isn’t as heartbroken and melancholic as the lyrics would have you believe, except for the part in quotes above. His voice does not convey as much emotion as on Watching, except for the part in the title track, the mellow part towards the end. He’s obviously not ruining the music with his presence, but clearly he improved in the time between the releases. The riffs are as crushing as doom metal riffs are supposed to be, although not very memorable. The bass sound is very weak, but unlike Watching you can actually make out the bass lines. The drums are on par with Watching – really fucking good. Well varied and well enough interesting, despite the slow nature of the songs. Sadly, everything suffers from poor production/mixing.
Look into if you like Rev. Bizarre’s In the Rectory, but instead check out Watching from a Distace. It really is that greater an album, but I should hope I’ve made that clear about now.