23 March 2014


OXYGEN DESTROYER has reigned it in a little but (just a little) from last year's debut effort, and the slightly more "in control" approach gives them heaps more power. Still wild as shit blown out hardcore punk, but these songs slow down in places and the whole tape highlights the weird and vaguely off kilter aspects of the band that made me like them so much when I finally saw them a few month back. The sub-60 second "Chatty" is a total killer and my choice jam on the tape - walking bass lines buried under a pile of distorted guitars (the second side's standout "Preoccupied" shines for the same reason). These dudes are on their own trip, and it is an awesome trip.

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