Named after a Jesus Lizard song (always an excellent thing), Richmond, VA’s Mouthbreather deliver earnestly aggressive punk laced with an anxious hue of raw early ‘90s emo. In light of the album’s relatively unrefined production, the sound is remarkably accessible, and the vocals have a cool effect that makes them sound like they are being sung by two singers simultaneously. However, this makes the words surprisingly lucid, which is awesome when the lyrics are so deftly written. You will be chanting “Back to the abyss, back to the abyss!” in no time.
–Reyan (Tick Tock/Kiss of Death)