Bright, trebly, yet undeniably heavy guitar riffs form the core of Blood Ceremony's sound, buzzing with clarity not typically found amidst the sludge of doom. At the heart of each song is a Sabbathian guitar riff or two stretched to epic lengths. Blood Ceremony get lost in some pretty heavy grooves, but each song feels appropriately tight and structured. Nothing here feels indulgent, despite the occasional flirtations with prog rock, nor do they ever sound as unidirectional and myopic as some other doom acts. Blood Ceremony takes their psych pedigree seriously and tosses enough twists, turns, and unexpected climaxes into each song to keep things fresh and appropriately cosmic.