The mere mention of the word cockroach is enough to turn stomachs and conjure up thoughts of discomfort and phobias. I can only speculate that such was the intent of naming an album after a repulsive pest. Musically—it may be a bit hard to imagine—but if there’s anything beautiful about Rudimentary Peni’s Death Church, then these guys definitely see it through a scope shared by noise rock giants Shellac and atmospheric doom pioneers Neurosis. By most people’s accounts, this would definitely qualify as alienating anti-music, due in large part to a very detached vocal style and barely noticeable guitar work. The few who possess the ability to appreciate audible discordance will relish in this.
–Juan Espinosa (Iron Lung)