Coalesce's sound is difficult to describe; it's not quite hardcore punk, not quite alternative metal, not quite grindcore or death metal -- just extreme and furiously chaotic. But, at the same time, 012: Revolution in Just Listening is quite musical, its progressive song structures and odd time signatures revealing themselves more and more with each listen. The band negotiates its tricky compositions with chops to burn, delivering ferociously cathartic performances underscored by the assaultive yet textured noise of their instrumental work. Occasional sections can wander away from the focused intensity of the majority of the album, but overall, 012: Revolution in Just Listening rewards attentive listening.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey