Return to Annihilation is one of those albums that is so dynamic, detailed, cinematic in scope and highly detailed that it demands repeated explorations. When you can go back to an album repeatedly and find new things that you did not hear before, that is a sign of a well constructed piece of music. To me personally, this album is Locrian’s best work to date and possibly one of the more interesting releases of 2013. It’s dark and mysterious, even claustrophobic at times. Other times it is calming and enthralling. It’s a record that surprises you at every turn. I recently caught up with the Chicago-based trio to dig a little deeper into Return to Annihilation as well as the group’s other musical endeavors.