Unlike the companion piece to this album, Lessons in Lamentation, this is not quite an unendurable. A still needlessly overlong piece of work, heavily influenced by noise and electronic effects. It feels like a noisy drone piece over most of its length, a few unsubtle peaks and valleys throughout. It doesn't really show the bands teeth much, and feels like an ambitious, but basically failed experiment.
Those high pitched noise tones can easily grate your nerves, no doubt about it. It's aggressive in that sense, but not in the sense that metal fans generally like - minimalist, sludge/noise mashups are not my thing either. Still, quite fascinating to hear once, and far better then the far less listenable Lessons in Lamentation.