While there's a generic grunge element running through tracks such as "Sinking Down," "Take Your Face," and "Disciples," the group branches out and plays songs that aren't just loud and fast. "Echo Ding" isn't a particularly good song (the bellowing vocals ruin it), but it's a worthy attempt to add a string arrangement to the works. "Cosmic Riddle" is an infectious pop-punk number, "How Could I" is a tender acoustic ballad with unnerving vocals, and "Tree of Life," another ballad, features multiple vocal harmonies. Indeed, each song provides variation and suggests the band is comfortable playing vastly different styles. The closing track, "Universal Dance," is an atmospheric jam that runs on for five minutes, but its emphasis on a bland percussion workout unfortunately makes for an anticlimactic end to an otherwise strong showing.