Having last released new material in '04, this Cali stoner/ doom combo (with ties to Sunn O))) and The Obsessed) has finally dropped this fine platter. Much of its charm and uniqueness comes from its very bluesy, southern-fried vibe (complete with harmonica on "Elevated Man" and gospel-tinged female backing vocals elsewhere). Like all the best acts in this genre, Goatsnake don't get lost in aimless, bong-sucking excess, and make sure solid songcraft is always present. Nothing fancy or groundbreaking here, but lots of cool riffs, lots of care put into everything (great recording!) and most importantly, lots of loud, slightly hazy fun.