1. We Must Obey 2. Knew It All Along 3. Let Me Out 4. Hung Out To Dry 5. Shake It Loose 6. Land Of Giants 7. Between The Lines 8. Lesson 9. Moving In Stereo 10. Didn't Really Try 11. Sensei Vs Sensei
Orange County's purveyors of buzz-fuzz is back with record number eleven in "We Must Obey", a record that sees the band crankin' it up while tuning it down. For this bombastic display of stone deafness the group recruit famed knob-turner Andrew Alekel, known for his work with mainstream acts such as Weezer, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Rancid. With those commercial hands touching the band's long-running success formula one had to question just how troubling this mix really would be. Let me say that the end result is something that works out perfectly seeing the band still retaining a mammoth amount of bottom heavy while latching on to accessible verses and chorus bits. The low-end is crushing while the highs are smooth and rhythmic. Any of the group's seasoned fans should find this smokin' red hot with riff after riff of stoner washed out doom retroactive to Tony, Ozzy, Geezer, and Bill clangin' and bangin' in the industrial section of town.
The Bottom Line - Catchy and a bit more punk wrapped while still sounding clean and bottom heavy.
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