If you like metal, and only metal (mostly), you're not going to like this record. I've read reviews and interviews talking about how Baroness is redefining metal and what's considered "heavy" with this record. That's complete bullshit because this record is not metal and it's not heavy. Just because a band goes from playing heavy metal to not playing heavy metal doesn't mean they're redefining the entire genre.
Anyway, I like the album. It's frustrating at times because you don't get many of those powerful moments that you know Baroness is capable of, but the album moves you in other ways. The other negative is that it's a little too much. A single album with 12 or 13 songs might have been the way to go during this transitional phase.