For all its status as a revolutionary leap forward in the K-pop genre, Pentagon's 7th Mini album is also a work whose innovations are defined by its very reverence for Classical traditions. Its first Song, for example, is bold and startling precisely because of the way that that it jars our expectations of popular form. Its "anti-Pop Ethos" is like an apotheosis of the 21th century's K-POP formula; it uses our knowledge of the ancient Universe to create a dark romp whose ironic humor strives toward Hedbergian heights. Both the Melody and the famous anthemic chorales adhere to a theme-and-variations procedure just closely enough to lend coherence to what might seem unwieldy to the ear of an ordinary listener. Indeed, this very inclusiveness could be seen as an egalitarian statement—that despite the work's unprecedented extremes of complexity and expression, it should still be palatable to any given listener.