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  • Summary: This is the first full-length studio release since 2009's Thriller for the British noise rock band.
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  1. May 25, 2017
    100
    IV is simply packed to its dank rafters with monstrous riffs, muggy low-mixed vocals and more discordant amp noise than you could shake a deaf stick at.
  2. Apr 13, 2017
    90
    Overall, this is an excellent return from an always consistent band who's legacy has grown and grown over the years since their depature in 2011.
  3. 80
    IV is not all fuzzy skull-rattling stoner jams. Repeated listens (especially those at high volume) reveal a clever use of melody and a clever structural awareness.
  4. 80
    A must-hear for fans of glorious, horrible noise.
  5. Apr 21, 2017
    80
    IV is strong stuff, but if you wonder if Part Chimp have lost their touch after half-a-decade out of the game, this music provides a conclusive answer: not even a tiny bit.
  6. Mojo
    May 23, 2017
    80
    The Chimp awakes. [Jul 2017, p.96]
  7. Q Magazine
    Apr 12, 2017
    60
    At times, they sound like Black Sabbath might, if Tony Iommi had ever misplaced his genius for memorable riffs. Far better is when they harness their power more constructively. and fragments of tunes emerge from the sludge. [Jun 2017, p.112]

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