Nevertheless, 'The Great Cessation' turned out to be one of the best proposals of the collective from Portland, crystallizing over five themes throughout his masterful formula, making it a very serious case in the field of the Stoner/Doom Metal, being proof of that the double concert at last year's edition of the Roadburn Festival.
In this way, wrapped in hype, which comes two years after the racking his sixth full-length, 'Atma' of his grace.
Well, the handful of songs do not present here many differences with the past, however, the compositions seem to us more direct, undressing a sense of experimentalism and jam session that previously exuded, like an aura of transcendence to the music. Strong riffs, vibrant in our heads, the slow and crushing rhythms are still there, standing the unique timbre of Scheidt, which alone would guarantee a record more overwhelming, but after a few auditions remains the feeling that something's missing there, so as to be compared to its predecessor or 'Catharsis', for example. Everything is very good and pretty straight forward, but that is what is foreign and strange in the middle of this strangeness the voice of Scott Kelly, appearing in the second half of 'Before We Dreamed Of Two', in the middle of this storm of sound, like a hand or voice that calms the enormous waves, subtly directing us to the center of the vortex where we are spit out only at the end of 'Adrift In The Ocean'. Overpowering, yes, but not surprising. (14.9/20)