Boomkat Product Review:
The album gets underway with a since of impenetrable stillness, as further evoked by the opening track's title: 'Iron Lake'. This eleven-minute gloom-scape drones in a subtle, muffled fashion, dropping hints at more uplifting melodies without ever quite finding the necessary energy to escape the slow, contemplative sonic swell set out by the Stars Of The Lid-style glacial phrasings. The album is consistently rewarding throughout its three-quarter hours of slo-mo chord changes and tonal sustains, but towards the end it starts getting eerie. 'Flames In Blackened Sky' and 'Raven's Dissipation' call upon the kinds of sculpted dread you'd hear from a Svarte Greiner record whilst the vast, expansive 'Shadow Leaves' lays bare a grim, mournful string-bowing - sounding like a more desolate version of A Broken Consort. Recommended.