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In describing the reunited merchants of doom in Floor, Miles Raymer writes, "The bassless trio was one of the first groups to realize that detuned guitars played slowly at sadistic volumes can produce an ego-obliterating mystical experience on par with watching an Elder God rise malevolently out of the ocean." And by "detuned," Raymer means the equivalent to drop-Z tuning—or what a bomb erupting on stage might sound like. He asserts that Floor should've been in the same pantheon as Sleep and Electric Wizrd and reignited the "underground metal world's passion for slow-motion blues riffage that sounds like Black Sabbath on a cough-syrup binge."
In describing Caitlin Rose's new album, The Stand-In, Peter Margasak writes that the 25-year-old Nashville singer is "staking her claim to a modern brand of the sun-drenched country rock Linda Ronstadt used to make." He goes on: "Rose's lyrics still need tightening up, but her voice is in full bloom—her spunk and charisma remind me of a young Neko Case or Kelly Hogan, and she wields them with admirable restraint."
Miles Raymer aptly parallels Iceage's punk edge with that of the knife they began selling at their merch booth last year. He writes, "It would be hard to invent an artifact that better sums up the band’s appeal: bare, clean-lined aggression combined with just a hint of cryptic mystery." And in describing their recent album, You're Nothing, Raymer notes that it "offers a few more aesthetic flourishes and subtleties in production than their 2011 debut, New Brigade (there’s even actual piano on one song), but judging by a set I caught a few months back, onstage they’re still intensely focused on playing the fastest, loudest, most intimidating punk they can."