The Black Heart Procession are all about languid, lugubrious laments which suggest fellow miserablists Low. Like them the mood is unremittingly bleak but by the same token the sheer heartlessness of the affair tends to alienate the listener; in short it's easy to admire them but difficult to love them. At their best moments, though, as on 'Guess I'll Forget You' and 'Never From This Heart', the group manage to convey genuine emotions. The guitar playing on 'Once Said At The Fires' compares with one of the leading lights of post-rock, Labradford, and is another definite highlight. If this band focus show a little more passion rather than concentrating on miserablist chic their next offering could be very interesting indeed.