Sunset at the End of the Industrial Age

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Stepping back from the sprawling multifaceted concept album Wohaw to a much more concise recapitulation of the USA Is a Monster's early sound, Sunset at the End of the Industrial Age takes this New York duo perhaps a bit too far back to its no wave roots. Aside from the 13-minute epic title track and the eight-minute freakout closer, "The Spirit of Revenge," the songs are relatively short bursts of guitar-drum cacophony, several under two minutes. As always, multi-instrumentalists Colin Matthews mostly guitars and Tom Hohmann mostly drums scratch and bash at their oddly tuned instruments in a fashion that's probably not as utterly random as it seems, while the pair take ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
Stepping back from the sprawling multifaceted concept album Wohaw to a much more concise recapitulation of the USA Is a Monster's early sound, Sunset at the End of the Industrial Age takes this New York duo perhaps a bit too far back to its no wave roots. Aside from the 13-minute epic title track and the eight-minute freakout closer, "The Spirit of Revenge," the songs are relatively short bursts of guitar-drum cacophony, several under two minutes. As always, multi-instrumentalists Colin Matthews mostly guitars and Tom Hohmann mostly drums scratch and bash at their oddly tuned instruments in a fashion that's probably not as utterly random as it seems, while the pair take turns yelping in the manner of early Arto Lindsay or Big Black-era Steve Albini. However, after the comparatively expansive and partially acoustic Wohaw, Sunset at the End of the Industrial Age sounds like a retread of previously explored noise rock terrain.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/5/2006
  • Label: Load Records
  • UPC: 604197108428
  • Catalog Number: 84
  • Sales rank: 395,049

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The USA Is a Monster Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Jessica Ruffins Engineer
Bill Skibbe Engineer
The USA Is a Monster Composer
Colin Langenus Composer, Artwork
Tom Hohmann Composer
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