Radio static noises start off the album before going into a heavier direction where you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and a few seconds later violins and avant garde clean singing are added into the music and pianos can also be heard at times and acoustic guitars are added into some part of the songs.
When guitar leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and blast beats can also be heard in the faster sections of the songs and spoken word parts can also be heard at times and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also brings in some of the 90's avant garde post black metal style while also mixing in theatrics from that era as well as taking it into more of a modern direction and as the album progresses black metal screams are finally added into the music.
Ashenspire plays a style of avant garde metal that is very theatrical while also bing very heavily influenced by black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the absurdities and tragedies of British imperialism.
In my opinion Ashenspire a very great sounding avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Wretched Mills" "A Beggar's belief" and "Speak Not Of the Laundram Quandary". 8 out of 10.