This one has grown on me. At first, I was like: a slightly less messy version of the demos, and a slightly more messy version of some songs from the second album. WTF?
However, I think I see where they were going with this. The attempt is to use noise like a sculptor and to wrap the metal in it. This is pure mood and atmosphere.
I hope they do a whole album like this with what they know now about ambience, mood and dramatic changes. Never a bad record from this band.