Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ This debut from underground noise rock darlings seems to hit all the right notes at first blush: feel-it-in-your-balls drums, screechy screams, maximized and compressed bass and guitar, tasty feedback doled out generously. There’s also a self-conscious and catchy winking quality here that occasionally threatens to undermine the band’s emotional effectiveness. Fans of the Melvins, Converge, QOTSA, Crowbar, and Jane’s Addiction will definitely find things to love on this album.