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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the noise rock band is its first with new drummer Robi Gonzalez.
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Be that's rock, get on, don't lie, far Don't take it slow, wanna (?) and I'm wasted away Don't wanna lose a moment, what I got to lose? This what is... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. 90
    Transfixiation shows a dangerous band finally sounding as dangerous as their live show indicates.
  2. Jan 29, 2015
    80
    For a band so obsessed with death, and its erotic possibilities, they sound utterly alive on Transfixiation.
  3. 75
    With Transfixiation, they’ve provided a compelling rebuke to their detractors; once again, there’s no shortage of consideration behind the chaos.
  4. Q Magazine
    Jan 29, 2015
    60
    It might be largely business as usual, then, but for all that A Place To Bury Strangers remain strangely comforting presence in an otherwise turbulent world. [Mar 2015, p.103]
  5. Feb 10, 2015
    60
    With Transfixiation now becoming the band’s fourth album, the formula of overwhelming noise was becoming perhaps a little too familiar. There are still elements of their early guise present, but the need for change is clearly reducing the decibel levels.
  6. Feb 13, 2015
    55
    Those who are coming into Transfixiation blind might just hear a notable band boasting a currently rare commitment to an '80s kind of noise-rock rather than the '90s iterations of shoegaze, goth, or industrial that’s more prominent in 2015. Then again, APTBS’ progress as a band only serves to expose the underlying one-dimensionality of their actual songwriting.
  7. Feb 12, 2015
    40
    [The] fourth LP is lazy through and through despite throwing up waves of explosive sex-and-death rock and roll.

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