Unfortunately the debut from Immense seemed to have missed the boat when the accolades were handed out for experimental rock acts. 'Evil Ones And Zeros' managed to offer a fine, intelligent set of post-rock recordings. Now with the addition of a guest vocalist on five of these nine new tracks cynics might argue that they have sold out but a fairer mind would assert that the group are branching out even further; moreover, this is a diverse, ambitious album where various styles are attempted and mastered. One Rocky Votolato adds his earnest rock croak on the intense and magnificent 'Shave To The Gong' but he also manages to come across as intimate and vulnerable on the Hood-like 'The Most Dangerous Part' and the title track. Of the instrumental pieces 'The Bumper Book Of Facts And Knowledge' and 'HMS Immense' match Godspeed! for sprawling semi-classical menace whilst '3-Year Plan' edges further into the classical domain with a string quartet and some distorted choral extracts the dominant forces; it's adventuruous and they just about pull it off. It's a testament to Immense's abilities that they manage to make their first album sound naive in comparison and certainly Mogwai should feel worried that they have lost their crown.