I've only been to two concerts where the openers were so good that I left before the main act. One of these was Across Tundras, TG Olson's folk-doom act that is described as "Niel Young meets Neurosis". The Rough Embrace has become an instant classic in my book. This may not mean much as I'm no music critic or maybe it means more for just that reason. Either way, pay for this album and reap the benefits of Olson's hard work.