"MILH" throws out a raw guitar feedback squall over a simple, yet effective descending guitar melody. It is a similar structure to the full length, marrying the subtle melody with the harsher noisy stuff. Death metal type growl vocals do make an appearance, but in a subtle way that doesn’t clash with the Stoic structure. The dynamic vocals balance out the static melody well, and the entire track has a harsh noise edge to it.
"IHVH" gives the vocals a bit more of the spotlight, but shuns the melody for the sake of shimmering guitar noise and a monotone drum machine rhythm. It isn’t’ quite as calculatedly minimal, and has more of a dynamic, noise infused metal vibe to it.
Miller is definitively cultivating his own sound with Horseback, but it’s especially good to hear him trying variations of a theme. Not many folks would try and mix Charlemagne Palestine and Emperor, with just a smidge of My Bloody Valentine and Skullflower, but that’s what this single is doing.