Released in 2002. This twelve-song introduction to The Coil of Sihn was met with glowing critical praise. Brian Marek of Subliminal Bananna had this to say: 'Sihn Starr screamed from behind a black veil while stripping away the layers of protection from his heart. Found sounds, movie dialogue, NIN-esque acoustic piano samples, menacing analog synthesizers. 'Three thousand guitars, they seem to cry, my ears will melt and then my eyes.' Brutality gave way to quiet menace and vice versa. Sihn Starr's voice has developed into an awesome instrument of guttural growls, whispered pleas and high (but virile), blood-curdling screams.' The highlights from The Coil of Sihn's initial release are 'Enter', 'HalfLife', and 'Intricate Embrace'. EntertainmentDeath.com had this to say about 'Intricate Embrace': 'Intricate embrace is my favourite song on the album. 'The beginning of Intricate embrace is an actual storm that I recorded lying on my roof with a plastic bag over my microphone...' shows the care involved in it's crafting. While most songs use two very different pitches of vocal (something which may almost be considered a trademark feature), only a low sombre vocal matched to a piano accompanyment. It is very soft, and a clean drum beat carries the song. Yngwie Malmsteen-like classical leanings are evident in the closing piano, though expressed in a very different way.'