Sludge/Doom that actually goes beyond the stereotypes of the genres. Especially
the vocal performances are very diverse and add a lot to the impression of this
piece of work. You will find weirdness on this album as well as a wall of
relentless heaviness. They do it very well, but Rest is not an easy album to get
into. To be honest, it is also a bit uneven. Some of the (very long!) tracks
don’t work for me, even after repeated spins of the album. On the other hand do
the final track, “Was Only a Dream” really impress. It goes from quiet parts to
violent outbursts and creates an atmosphere that drags in the listener and the
nearly fourteen minutes feels not a second too long.
Rest is a
demanding album that demands a lot of the listener but fans of bands like
Neurosis and Mastodon should give this a try.