Dissonance is the long-awaited follow up to their 2010 debut, Like Iron I Rust. On that release, the world was introduced to Kollwitz's terse and beautiful sonic vision. A balancing act of grandiose post-rock atmospherics with sludgy post-hardcore men-ace. Like Iron I Rust was praised by such outlets as Rock Sound and Terrorizer - the latter outlet proclaiming the band's glacially paced sonic epics went "from peaceful moments dripping with anticipation to full-blown anguished roars delivered over rolling crescendos that devastate as much as they inspire." However on Dissonance, an album which is entirely self-produced, the songs are shorter, sharper and perhaps more unsettling. A joint statement credited to the band doesn't mince any words regarding the new music and it's creation: "We have fought against this record for over four years. Insecurity, disagreement and inconsistent goals have led the process. Disso-nance is dissonant music created in dissonant circumstances. We consciously went for a more aggressive, repetitive and focused sound that does not over-indulge. In the end Dissonance is a dirtier yet more powerful statement than our previous record."