Staff Picks: Oh Sees - Face Stabber

For fans of: 21st century heavy psych.

What they're saying: From The Quietus: “The riffs are searing and unrelenting, organs huge and ungainly and the drumming is sublime… It feels that for the first time in a long time Dwyer is just having a laugh and seeing where the songs go.” Tim Sendra in a review at Allmusic sees Face Stabber as an extension and step up from Smote Reverser’s psychedelic-metal-prog-jazz-garage maximalism. And a glowing review from Consequence of Sound sites the group’s progressive side showing, saying the record “pushes these experimental tendencies even further.”

What we say: One could be forgiven for loosing track of the prolific output from the OhSees. Face Stabber might rank as one of the high points in a LOADED catalog. It’s a rare talent to play with retro influences and create futuristic sounds but John Dwyer and company deliver just that here. Heavy fuzz and mind expansion delivered.