Helios was languishing creatively on recent AmRep releases. Now, fresh onto Man's Ruin and back into the Chrome fold, Helios burns brighter on this album than since Lactating Purple. Replete in trademark cosmic guitar and Stygian vocals, there is also some more developed production. For instance, the rumbling bottom to "The Railing" and its comparatively plain guitar bespeaks a Mick Karn style. More thunder comes from diabolical speech woven into several tracks, like "Getting Dark." It is good to hear Creed vigorously possessing his guitar methods of a full effects spectrum and the sound of an astro-locomotive. Disturbing rock for when the stars are gazing at you.
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte