The tracks that make up the middle section of this album aren't as impressive though, I'm afraid. None, though good, hold the same feeling and story that the first song does. 'Communal Blood' has similar dynamics, but feels more like a draft of the first track, in most parts. There is a wonderful drum section at the end though, which builds and builds, while never slowing until the very end., which I enjoyed. 'Killed The Lord, Left For The New World' is one of the more varied tracks in the album, introducing a more prominent melody and very organic sounding drums. There are faint noises that sound like playing children, but which aren't clear enough to hear properly. There is a sense with this song of joy, or at least more joy and relief than other tracks, which adds a bit more variety to this record.
The penultimate eight minute monster works in much the same way as the first. There is a build up of solemnity that erupts into fantastically layered passion that you can peel apart and explore. A little too much like the primary track? I think it rounds the album off nicely, with the sound and feel of the record as a whole coming full circle. The ending of the album is brilliant as well. Part way through this song, a distorted voice is audible. It isn't muffled, but rather so coated in distortion and noise that you can hardly understand it. This sound disappears for a while before coming back, with the sampled voice now close to the forefront of the music. The song's now understandable lyrics match the mood of the track perfectly, and end this amazing record on a spine-tingling high.
Perhaps the fact that the only talking is on the last track is symbolic. TYWD search through their emotions and feeling to finally come to a conclusion that they express with passion. This album is a fantastic achievement that starts, tugs at your heart and then leaves it in tatters. Anyone looking for an experience, present in a piece of music that exceeds expectations, then check this out. I promise that you won't be disappointed.