MOTHER (ex-Thema 11) where easily one of the most unique and influential bands out there. Continuing the evolution that started with "THEMA ELEVEN", this LP establishes the band's embrace of a more melodic "post"-sound. "Through This Disappearing Land" is more concerned with texture, using a sense of sparse minimalism and repetition to achieve gradual, swelling impact. Tracks frequently stretch out and need their time to unfold and develop into epic soundscapes. The distorted guitars are augmented with thundering drums as the harsh vocals paint images of nomadic cultures and cracked earth under a burning sky. In other words, a classic. Fans of brilliant, emotive, progressive music (hardcore, metal or otherwise) must have this one.