The long wait from 2005's "Solstice" has been hard on the fans of The Brimstone Solar Radiation Band, and to call their new album overdue would be an understatement. But in this case, the album is well worth the wait. The music on the album is of a quality unparalleled in the history of Brimstone, and it is destined to become one of the albums of the year in 2009. To try to label the music is an almost impossible task. That the music has a deep root in the 60/70`s tradition of music is clear but the amount of references, genres and originality makes most comparisons invalid, and any attempt to denounce Brimstone as "retro" or "stuck in the past" plain silly. Take for instance the way "Animal Riot Hill" segues impeccably from an almost Arctic Monkeys-style power rocker with Allman Brothers -guitars to a beautiful sax/mellotron-coda that wouldn't have been amiss on "In The Court Of The Crimson King", the pastoral acoustic beauty of state-of-the -world ballad "Godspeed Mother Earth", the contrast between summery chords and dark lyrics on "A Hill Of Beans" or the epic greatness of “Strings To The Bow”. The infectious chug of first single "Sanctimonious High" is impossible to resist, and the video for the song is candy for the eye with it’s Beatlesque visions. The list could go on and on. There's only one thing you really have to take into consideration: The Brimstone Solar Radiation has made a killer album, and you would be a fool not to buy it.