Retox

YPLL

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Though it doesn't have the layer of grime that their albums for Ipecac had, YPLL shows that polishing up their sound isn't enough to diminish Retox's intensity. A longtime purveyor of frenzied music, Justin Pearson shows he's still not interested in wasting anyone's time, delivering just over 20 minutes of smash-and-grab noise rock whose relentlessness is matched only by its seething sense of frustration and discontent. Always moving at full speed, YPLL creates a sense of anxious tension that, were it a longer album, would be exhausting. Using a more condensed delivery, however, Retox are able to drill straight into your brain and get out before you have time to fully process what's going on, making the album one that listeners will be eager to immediately revisit rather than seek respite from.

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