Thee Oh Sees
Another Oh Sees release is upon us, and though their output isn't as fevered as last year, it seems that good things come with patience. Purifiers II is a more concentrated and potent affair than either the ambitious, sprawling Castlemania or its fiery, jam induced follow-up Carrion Crawler/The Dream. Starting with a ferocious guitar blast the album pushes all the qualities that make Thee Oh Sees a live juggernaut; bass torrents, Dwyer's echo-plexed wails, and combustible energy that feels as if it might burst through your skin. But the album is also a distillation of their ability to mix melody and energy into a fine candied crunch that's addictive as hell. They shift between soft sway and the jump and shock fire of their rock persona with an ease and agenda so perfectly paced on Purifiers II that it makes the previous two albums seem like a blueprint for its success. I've no doubt that each new chapter in Thee Oh Sees catalog will uncover new shades of their prowess, but for now it seems that they've nailed a perfect narrative on this one.
[MP3] Thee Oh Sees - Flood's New Light
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