In addition to conventional Detroit garage rock, the album also displayed other influences, such as the jazzyshowtune-esque song "No Sugar Mama." The tracks "Shallow Grave" and "Nite Train" both display surf rock passages, amidst their heavy pummeling and lyrical morbidity. "Cass and Henry" is a sparse, almost spoken word narrative of a nocturnal encounter with a tall stranger. "In the Act" and "Sound of Terror" contain droning slide guitar and considerably slow tempos. On the last track, after a silence following the song Sound of Terror, there's a hidden bonus track: a cover of Sam Cooke's "Bring It On Home to Me", with Marcie Bolen on lead vocals.