For an act this high on volume, Guilty of Everything betrays more interest in soothing than smashing. The Philly fourpiece's debut wraps crystalline melodies in a palliative blanket of fuzz and shoegazing psychedelia, but make no mistake: This ain't any dream-pop/black metal mélange called metalgaze. It's the real deal – eyes to the ground, tempos at a stroll, and the volume knob broken off. "Dig" and "Endlessly" drift like seagulls over the surf, wafting gorgeously through waves of gusting sonics, while "B&E" crashes against the jetty, sending spray up to the heavens. "Bent Nail" ups the tempo and hooks for the catchiest alt-rock tune to never rule early-Nineties radio. More assuage than assault, Nothing gives warm hugs really loudly. (Sun., June 1, Red 7)
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