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  • Record Label: Southern Lord Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Indie Rock, Noise-Rock
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Magnet
    Nov 21, 2017
    80
    There's no doubt who you're listening to when the calamitous chords and broken-phone vocals of "Factory" open the band's eighth full-length. [No. 148, p.61]
  2. Oct 4, 2017
    80
    While the record doesn't necessarily break new ground, it succeeds in solidifying Unsane's rule as the kings of noise rock.
  3. Oct 4, 2017
    80
    Despite the fact that listening to one of their albums in full feels like a 40-minute bludgeoning, there’s something oddly heart-warming at play here. Unsane are not chameleons or shapeshifters but rather stoic veterans unashamed to continue honing a sound many would argue they perfected decades ago.
  4. 70
    This is a cohesive unit firing on all cylinders.
  5. Oct 4, 2017
    70
    Sterilize is raw, unrelenting rock music that unapologetically draws blood.
  6. Dec 7, 2017
    60
    Their eighth studio LP, is fearsome stuff. Tracks like The Grind, Lung and A Slow Reaction display perfectly pitched aggression to fine effect but Unsane are at their best when they allow a circular groove to really take hold and lock down for the duration. Not all is quite as compelling--Distance and Avail feel rather leaden, but this remains a fierce listen.