Despite its length, "Raw Earth Material" feels exploratory rather than self-indulgent. Pomery repeats "You'll never see it again" amid a blistering tumult of crashing drums and squalling guitar riffs that fall off to reveal a grim ballasted bassline. "Speak Like Violence" opens with a metallic sword-scrape and warbling drone that quickly descends into a propulsive, paranoid drum pattern and dread bassline, small chinks of glimmering synth occasionally peeking through. Pomery's voice is heavy with latent violence, but a little pale against all that meaty instrumentation.
It's always difficult to establish serious apocalyptic doom within the confines of the 12-inch, but Pomery pulls it off with his combination of feral, unhinged songs and brief but ominous drone pieces.