For Primus' first full-length of new material since 1999's Antipop the band has, interestingly enough, turned back the clock to the late '80s. The music exudes a choppy and bizarro vibe reminiscent of early offerings such as Frizzle Fry and Suck On This. Though this stuff isn't quite as violently thrashy, it does get fairly brutish and manic at times (see the six-minute rumpus "Last Salmon Man" and the record's single best cut "Extinction Burst"). The throwback feel has to be partially a product of Jay Lane taking over the drummer's seat. After all, he was in Primus for a spell back in '88.