The first half of the album reserves the best songs, showing up the evolution the project suffered from the homonymic first record, in 2008, exploring much better the atmospheres that this type of music can provide - case of "World", clearly ambient-, or then the already above-mentioned one "I, Rodent" or "Faceless", with its hypnotic and unhealthy necessity in going on and on around our head. The last three moments, not counting "Berceuse - Slow Immersion", an epilogue of this quite long storm, on average patrolling twelve minutes, and they constitute the continuation of the quoted songs, where the quality does not go down, there is cohesion without fillers, making this " Drudging The Mire " an all without parts left behind and defines with bigger clarity, it confirms and crystallizes the MurkRat sound, this project gone out from Mandy's winding mind, which assumes the voice, guitars, bass and keys in this work above the average, and that in the reprimand for the hand of the Briton Aesthetic Death.
In a year which there are still very little records that let us be really glued to the chair, where the median quality has been ruling, we are in believing what of the Australia brought near one of the best proposals in this musical segment and, wait, be the motto for a second half of 2011 of bigger quality. Listen you it her! (17.2/20)