first of all, i have to say i think it would be "incorrect" to say that this record, and all of the early current's "soundscape" records, as people often refer to them, are better OR worse than current's recent material. they are just aesthetically different. substantially they are NOT different, if you ask me, maybe just simpler. so, i do not agree on this with the previous two reviewers. substantially, this record is mostly about apocalypse, the big ending itself, with all the small endings and deaths that we encounter every day held within. the state of the things that surround us DEMAND apocalypse, in a way. i think this is the main thought behind early current's records. all these thoughts are integral parts of more recent current's material, but the substance of current's newer material is MUCH more complex, so these feelings and thoughts are not so much in the front and isolated, but rather mixed,with love primarily. not love for this or that being, but love itself. i see no real substantial difference between early current's work and their later work, it is a steady, HONEST growth of spirituality. so, this record in particular does not WANT to be dark (ooooooh, spoooky!!), it is just an honest display of one's spiritual state, captured within the aforementioned feelings/thoughts. so, do not view this music as DARK music, it is just HONEST music, and that's what sets current's early records apart from a bunch of childish posers that try to recreate this kind of sound for the sake of "darkness". conclusion:buy this record, it is brilliant.