Those familiar with Emma Ruth Rundle’s catalogue of work will know it is shrouded in melancholy and darkness. Whether it’s previous solo pieces such as Marked For Death, or gothic collaborations with Thouand Chelsea Wolfe, Rundle’s lyricism and emotional grappling accompanied by roaring electronics guitars and noisy drums made for stark listening. With Engine of Hell’s debut single, “Return“, it quickly became evident that Rundle’s latest album is going to be a departure from her previous sound. The band arrangement has been traded in for the lone piano or guitar, the pounding of drum toms replaced with gentle B9 chords. The minimalism leaves each note and lyric across the album to be heard.