A marriage made in heaven. I knew it from the first day we played together: 'Oh, man, this is perfection, right in front of me.' They're bringing Metallica, with all that power. And because they're pretty sophisticated, wherever I go, they're still with me.
Rolling Stone's David Fricke said this about some songs he heard:
The result is at once unpredictable and viciously tight. "Pumping Blood" opens with a drone that breaks into a crunching march, goes into speed-metal gear and breaks into free-fall sections – all over seven minutes, cut live in one take. Another track, "Mistress Dread," features Reed singing across a relentless staccato riff played at manic velocity.