August 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Period – 2

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Period

2

Public Eyesore

Street: 05.20

Period = Boredoms +
Dead C + Harry Pussy

Made up of members of the legendary NYC noise group Zs, this basically unGoogleable album is a behemoth of a noise-rock record that dips into warped speed metal, improvised everything that spews blastbeats, Spartan breakdowns (I mean breakdowns in every sense of the word), free jazz horn-rock band explorations, tortured groans, grunts and honks from someone suffering from terrible hemorrhoids. This is everything a noise rock album should be. It is maddening, unlistenable at times, but mostly overpowering, cathartic and jaw-droopingly good when everyone’s improvised parts come together for a brief moment of cosmic bliss. Otherwise, its parts are just as strong as its whole. –Ryan Hall
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