Four guys who really dig H. P. Lovecraft (“Without whom we’d be singing lame love songs”, the liners say) and, obviously Star Wars. I can empathize.
The music is highly-polished punk-pop harmonized stuff, rather addictive and astonishingly accessible. And, much like a Christian rock band, there are notes on each song telling us what Lovecraft story (or merely a pithy paragraph on pretty much nothing) that we should read to understand the lyrics.
The packaging is dead on, and the music is simply divine. This is fun cubed. Really. If you have this, then play it. If you don’t you simply must find it. Darkest of the Hillside Thickets must be heard to be believed. And once the sonic force has cruised your ear, then nothing can be done. The invasion is complete and you are helpless. That’s how these things get started, anyway.
— J. Worley, AIDING AND ABETTING The Independent Label Music Resource Vol. IV, No. 18 August 14 1995