So Pastel plays it heavy, somewhere in the middle of Jesus Lizard and Hoover. Twenty years ago, this was called post-hardcore. Maybe it still is. The songs have a complicated feel to them and never really flow. A lot of stop-go parts and time changes—which never allow the songs to take off or burn themselves into your memory. I do like the way the bass sounds, and how much presence it has in the mix. Other than that, everything gets tedious after a while and nothing about this warrants repeated listens.
–M.Avrg (So Pastel)