Oh Sees - Smote Reverser

Sentient Oona

Enrique El Cobrador


Format LP
Label Castle Face
Catalogue Number CF-110
Year 2018
Genre Rock, Heavy, Hard Rock, Psychedelic

Oh Sees

Smote Reverser (LP / 2018)

Castle Face (CF-110)

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!


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A1 Sentient Oona
A2 Enrique El Cobrador
A3 C
B1 Overthrown
B2 Last Peace
B3 Moon Bog
C1 Anthemic Aggressor
C2 Abysmal Urn
D1 Nail House Needle Boys
D2 Flies Bump Against The Glass
D3 Beat Quest