"Their three early EPs only gave a hint of what was coming. Several years of honing their craft on London's DIY live circuit (and the addition of Dave Marrone on guitar) has has resulted in a move towards the heavier and more energetic end of the post rock / metal spectrum and for the last year or so they have been one of my favourite acts to see live, combining mighty riffs with a visceral energy & interactive live performance; guitarists Dave & Chris have a preference of playing off the front of the stage in the first row of the audience thus giving us the added extra excitement of the genuine possibility of injury from a guitar stock to the face. One always worries with a band that is so electrifying live that they won't be able to capture that on record, so it was with a little trepidation that I pressed play on the album for the first time. I needn't have worried... The record positively jumps with the same energy, humour and vicious riffing that has become their trademark live".
"Act Two is available online now, and you truly will struggle to find a more epic and beautiful 20-odd minutes of music for less than the price of a Boots meal deal, so don't waste any more time: knight your CD collection with a slice of obe".
"When Machines Fall Silent opens the EP with glitchy electronics reminiscent of 65daysofstatic, with shimmering guitars and punchy bass bringing in a crescendo of driving, crashing drums and epic delayed guitar. "Cor-Tastrophe" features some spectacularly well-placed samples, and "Freaky Jackson" is just stunning; the gigantic middle section will raise hairs on the most stubborn of necks, and the twitchy riff 4 minutes in will bring a smile to any Russian Circles / Battles fans that happen to be in earshot".
“The second of these EPs, appropriately titled "Act Two" is of a calibre much higher than you'd expect of an unsigned band less than a year and a half into their careers. The production is crisp and well-balanced, the musical structures are varied and challenging”
"...passionate drumming kept the noise together, rising and falling with the guitar riffs expertly. obe are are well rehearsed and confident"
"...guitars bounced off each other with a synchronicity that, when blared through two huge Orange amps, sounded exhilarating."
"Their songs, a glimpse of something darker rising from the fuzz, nearly ready to rear its ugly head. Some parts of their songs had a rolling feel reminiscent of stoner rock and chord dissonances that added to the unsettling atmosphere."
"...like a rich mix of the melodies of This Will Destroy You and Explosions in the Sky pounded together with the intensity of 65daysofstatic and a sprinkling of heavy metal. And yet they made it completely their own."