"The album opens like the Flash Gordon soundtrack, super-epic, with a song called ( ), really innovative musically, particularly within the realm of minimalism. If Glenn Branca conducted Steve Reich through monstrous distortion, it may sound like this. The whole vision of the band is more like a filmmaker than a songwriter. There are long instrumental sections written from a cinematic point of view, rather than a usual song structure, and when there is singing, itís heavily effected, haunting/deranged and lyrically inaudible. Pure aggression."
"Though itís two musicians, simply noted as Lee and Chip, they clearly sound like a bigger band. The guitar experiments with detuned overtones and sustaining fuzz pedals that make you think youíre hearing several guitars. The drummer is an animal, raw and loud from start to finish, switching from metal grooves to hard hitting orchestral crescendos. The overall production of this album is similar to a Steve Albini Shellac record, but even more experimental sonically. At times, youíll hear a nightmarish piano or what sounds like a cello at the last minute of the record. Itís interesting the way the band goes in odd directions without a warning, but sounds perfectly controlled between the two of them. This is powerful music to see live. I highly recommend revisiting this record, what will surely be considered a classic in the years to come."
Lee J Diamond