Dark, melodic, fevered crust stuff somewhere between Protestant and the awesome-but-unfortunately-named Chicken’s Call. And I love the urgent, morose cello in “Katastrofy.” It brings to mind Saké or Submission Hold. And I don’t understand Czech, but there’s no denying that as a physical artifact, TMA is pretty much a textbook example of beauty and care: chipboard gatefold, glossy black-on-black artwork, foldout poster, patch, and download code. Fans of the dark and menacing should eat this stuff up like—I don’t know—the souls of the unrepentant or something. Not my preferred genre, but holy smokes these guys are good at it.
–Keith Rosson (Adactive)