The twinkling, fairy-tale piano line that opens the first track of the Black Heart Processions sixth full-length album, simply titled Six, quickly gives way to the bloodless voice of Pall Jenkins (sounding wearier than ever, if thats possible), who sounds as if hes reading from a portentous letter when he talk-sings, When youre through with me / When your heart aches / When your head spins / When you tempt me / When you finish me. More than a song, When You Finish Me is an oracular statement of purpose. The Black Heart Procession have not lightened up, mellowed out, or, it would seem, enjoyed the benefits of quality anti-depressants since their last outing. If anything, theyve embraced dread and misery more enthusiastically than ever. From the production values and sound engineering to the songwriting and performances, every fiber of Six is shot through with cold, hard despair. In other words, as has been the case throughout the bands 12-year career, nothing much has changed.