May 25, 2021

Layered, lurching, riff-heavy post-punk from this Australian outfit with a vocalist who sounds like he’s bellowing through a garbage can on about half the songs. Maybe my attention span is just shot to hell, but the tunes had a tendency to go on quite a bit longer than might have been necessary otherwise, and there are a few pieces that verge on spoken word that threw me off entirely. Some nice, nuanced effects here and there. Definitely well-executed and recorded, even as the vocals felt a bit over the top sometimes and the whole thing verged a bit too heavily on theatrics, like a Mad Max villain fronting a beefed-up 4AD band. –Keith Rosson (12XU)