OH SEES - SMOTE REVERSER VINYL (LTD. ED. CLEAR 2LP)
LIMITED EDITION 2LP CLEAR VINYL
Release Date: 17th August 2018
No rest for the wicked as they say. And John Dwyer & Co still show no signs of slowing down, having released their 19th and 20th records of their 20 year career with Orc (for the first time as "Oh Sees") and Memory Of A Cut Off Head (under the name OCS) respectively. Smote Reverser is a return to the band's signature psych-rock after the folk-leanings of Memory Of A Cut Off Head, although the record is an eclectic mix swaying from frantic fret workouts on an epic scale to mesmerising meanderings - sometimes within the same track! Filled with plenty of Dwyer's iconic guitar-hero style solos and the syncopated rhythms of the bands two drummers, you can't really go wrong can you!?
For Fans Of: OCS, King Tuff, Ty Segall, GOAT
"Crack the coffers, Oh Sees have spawned another frothy album of head-destroying psych-epics to grok and rock out to. Notice the fresh dollop of organ and keyboard prowess courtesy of Memory Of A Cut Off Head-alum and noted key-stabber Tom Dolas, while the Paul Quattrone / Dan Rincon drum-corps polyrhythmic pulse continues to astound and pound in equal measure, buttressed by the nimble fingered bottom end of Sir Tim Hellman the Brave and the shred-heaven fret frying of John Dwyer, whilst Lady Brigid Dawson again graces the wax with her harmonic gifts. Aside from the familiar psych-scorch familiar to soggy pit denizens the world over, there’s a fresh heavy-prog vibe that fits like a worn-in jean jacket comfortably among hairpin metal turns and the familiar but no less horns-worthy guitar fireworks Dwyer’s made his calling card. Perhaps the most notable thing about Smote Destroyer is the artistic restlessness underpinning its flights of fancy. Dwyer refuses to repeat himself and for someone with such a hectic release schedule, that stretching of aesthetic borders and omnivorous appetite seems all the more superhuman!"