Vampires wrench out a racket which hits the ethereal/atmospheric heights of Juno, the creepy yowling of David Thomas, the jagged guitar counterpoint of the Measure [S.A.], and the anthemic release of Hot Water Music, all without sounding like anyone but themselves. All this despite being a two-piece: guitarist David Dobbs has chops enough to pull off all of the above idioms and drummer Matthew Powers is aptly named. These guys slay. Release of the issue for me (and in an issue full of strong competition). Oh jeez, I’m gushing. You know what? Who cares? They rule. More, please!
–Michael T. Fournier (vampiresband.bandcamp.com)