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★★★☆ Your very first instinct will be to write off this album as unimaginative grindcore, perhaps with some more Ballouesque tendencies. This is perhaps understandable, considering the lo-fi production values or the fact that we start off with blast beats. But what follows is a wide-ranging collection of songs that are surprising, progressive, novel, and above all brutal. It’s a fascinating and compelling and surprisingly smart album. It is also demanding of its listener, which is both awesome and a bit off-putting. This flawed masterpiece is nevertheless a bona fide must-listen.