On paper, the music of Guapo reads like a riddle – the British quartet's sound is based around ideas like controlled chaos, atonal harmony, uplifting darkness, and beautiful destruction. Nothing about the band or their work seems to adhere to even the most open-minded set of preconceptions about the meaning of umbrella terms like "rock," or "progressive," or even "experimental." But when you abandon the need to reconcile any of these concepts with each other, and simply let their 2013 album, History of the Visitation, speak for itself, everything becomes radiantly clear. History of the Visitation is the ninth album from the forward-looking foursome and finds them following through on the kind of epic constructions that sprung forth from their releases like Five Suns and Black Oni. The otherworldly yet assaultive affair is dominated by the 26-minute tour de force "The Pilman Radiant," offset only by the 11-minute journey "Tremors from the Future" and the considerably more compact sonic sculpture known as "Complex #7."