This Oakland, CA doom band are one of those acts that can make me forget my dislike of growled vocals. Because like Opeth, what they do behind the vocal ugliness is often a thing of rare beauty. OK, Opeth are not doom, but the comparison is apt in a way. Because in each of these six songs, Secrets of The Sky take the listener on an otherworldly journey via a thoughtful juxtaposition of bleak, sludgy riffs and beautiful, melancholic quiet bits that blend into a rich musical brew, almost like early Opeth played at half speed. Interspersed between songs are short interludes made up of various ambient sounds. A record for those who like thoughtful, artful heaviness.