Thee Oh Sees – “Mutilator Defeated At Last” (2015) review

March 6, 2018

Thee Oh Sees – “Mutilator Defeated At Last” (2015) review

Thee Oh Sees – Mutilator Defeated At Last (Castle Face, 2015)
Lo-fi garage psych groovesters Thee Oh Sees album, Mutilator Defeated At Last will completely melt your mind–in a good way! The record hits the sweet spot from the get go and just sounds better with each repeated listening–and it boasts enhanced production values from the band’s earlier efforts and a tight rhythm section in Tim Hellman and Nick Murray.
Leader John Dwyer’s unfettered creative genius is also in full effect here–with hooks aplenty–from killer bass-driven opening track “Web” through album closer “Palace Doctor.” Along the way the Naked Raygun-esque “Withered Hand,” deliciously fractured fable “Poor Queen,” ‘60s-era-Who-inspired “Turned Out Light,” and Hendrix-gasm inducing “Lupine Ossuary” amaze and delight. But the sumptuously mellow “Sticky Hulks” is the mirror-cracked champion track.
– Sean Mageean
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One Comment
  1. stephan

    I love this blog, and I love Thee Oh Sees just as much. Wished to have seen a more extensive review here, however maybe there will be more reviews of John Dwyer's work later down the line?

    Keep up the good work IPBM!

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