Old Man GloomThe Ape Of God II

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★★☆☆ Oh, here we go. Do yourself a favor and turn the volume way down for the first two unfuckinglistenable minutes of this half of OMG’s double album. Pandemonium holds dominion over this recording. What music is allowed to take root here is reminiscent of “NO,” but these moments exist only as a reprieve from a lurking cacophony. Each of the four longform tracks on this album start and end, neither with orthodox music nor unsurprising feedback, but with something else… a new noise that the band happily shoves down our throats. The noise is as effective a catharsis as any riff salad, but while it’s all very fascinating and laudable, it’s also guaranteed punishment for the listener.