Pink Floyd once remarked that "Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way". Somehow this quotation seems to describe the music of Hood remarkably accurately. 1994's 'Cabled Linear Traction' carried on from where Bark Psychosis and My Bloody Valentine left off using the former's intensity and desperation combined with the latters's grungy, guitar frenzy. The opening three tracks possess an anthemic quality which could well have brought them deserved success given more airplay but from there the album descends into a maelstrom of musical pieces rather than songs with second track 'Evening Return' being reprised on several occasions throughout the album. The dramatic, apocalyptic 'Untitled #2' bookends the album nicely containing the obligatory doomed lyrics such as "I have tried.. I have failed".