I really like the sense of progression in the album. The ambient bits are very well done for how little they appear, and I actually love the acoustic guitar interwoven on these quiet sections. Gives the listener a nice break. The synths are also actually quite good, despite being fairly obvious. I see them as more white noise in this album. Filling in the blanks in between the guitars and the drums. I tried to imagine how it’d hear with just the physical instruments, and I think it would be extremely empty.
The issue I have with this album is again, that there’s really nothing that overally excites me when I listen to this.. There’s nothing that blows you away, or makes you think it’s anything more than just pretty good prog sludge. It’s extremely catchy, complex enough to keep me interested, and has excellent riffs, but at the end of the day, all I can do after listening is muster a theoretical gold clap.