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  • Summary: The Seattle-based punk band returns with their third album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Alternative Press
    Seattle's answer to Funhouse. [Jul 2004, p.146]
  2. For all the energetic, dark, brooding noise of Howling...It Grows and Grows, the Catheters are missing one thing: variety.
  3. It's nice to hear a garage band that actually sounds like it was recorded in a garage.
  4. Ultimately, The Catheters are big on style, and troublingly low on ideas.
  5. The intensity and energy get a little too repetitive toward the end of the album, but the returns aren't as diminishing as they have been on the Catheters' previous work.
  6. Whereas the Catheters are far more exciting, abrasive, and vivacious than whatever MTV is passing off as rock 'n' roll these days, they seem all too plagiaristic when compared to the garage-rock kings they so obviously idolize.
  7. Q Magazine
    [They] continue precisely where they left off on 2002's Static Delusions..., bashing their way through 11 indistinguishable songs without recourse to wit, style or tune. [Jul 2004, p.112]

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