In much the same manner as Low, Timonium specialise in slow-core. Guitars are strummed gently at first until they drive and grind their way towards their sombre conclusion. This kind of music can become so bleak that the effect can be suffocating, even depressing. This isn't a criticism that can be levelled at Timonium who - for the most part at least - deliver poignant beauty and an appealing, subtle sense of melancholia. Highlights 'Red Pawn' and 'Across The Footlights' bear these qualities in spades; the caressing double vocal duties from Adam Hervey and Tracy Uba serving up layers of emotion. The LA quartet recognise the fact that they need to deviate from the formulaic, trademarked by the eight minute post-rock of 'Flagship'. Certainly Timonium need to deliver just a little more in terms of variety but there's enough quality songs on here for sadcore fans to revel in.