, the result of those sessions, marks somewhat of a departure for the band, with an unmistakable new prog-rock influence and the hint of more traditional song structures meshed with the more familiar dark soundscapes of their previous records. When asked about the prog-rock influences, Hannum explains "that was our ground zero. . . this weird, strange time-period of records when they really did approach sound in this different way." He cites early King Crimson, Yes, and even Genesis as inspirations ("Peter Gabriel Genesis," he clarifies). While the shift might seem surprising at first, in the context of a band whose sound is constantly evolving it's less jarring. Labelmate Blake Harrison, noise artist for grindcore band Pig Destroyer, sums it up: "It's definitely a departure, but that's what's great about Locrian: They have the freedom to kind of do what they feel like doing."