Autolatry aren't doing much to pave any new roads with this album, they are however delivering some beautifully put together songs. Each track has it's stand out moments and every composition feels fresh and never devolves into simple, boring tremelo picking for minutes at a time. There is a deft urgency to this record and it's easy to sit through it's rather brief run time without fatigue. To go along with this high energy release is one of the more interesting concepts for an album I've heard since Mastodon dropped Crack the Skye, the lyrics focus on the assimilation of Native Americans into colonial New England and the story contained within greatly enhances the overall album experience. Autolatry haven't blown open any new doors for me but they have earned a loyal fan.
Favorite track: Pale Dishonor.