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  • Band members: Chris Bug, Ivan Lip, Pascal Ludet, Zach Ziemann
  • Summary: The New York punk rock band named after a 1960s crime novel by Jim Thompson releases its debut full-length album of songs about a post-apocalyptic future.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. May 31, 2012
    89
    This is dirty, dusty, disintegrated bay-music at its best.
  2. Like a rare, truly-great creepshow, it's the type of harrowing ride I want to experience again and again.
  3. Jan 26, 2012
    80
    The Horror's assault is quite capable of speaking for itself, and that's what makes it so memorable.
  4. Mar 14, 2012
    80
    The Horror makes for a largely relentless, immersive listening experience.
  5. Feb 15, 2012
    77
    The Horror is one of the label's most tenacious offerings yet.
  6. The lack of "slower" numbers doesn't really feel like a valid criticism, though, especially when the band really are at their best when they're riding a burst energy.
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    50
    You want it to be better, to infuse some of the precision and fire of those [proto-industrial 80's] predecessors - but it lags. [Mar 2012, p.87]

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