"Either this album is going to be so innovative as to create an entire new movement of bands attempting to recreate this cacophony or it will be too unique for anyone to even make an attempt at coming close to it...this will stay in my mind as one of the coolest albums of the last 20 years."
"You’ll find a cover of King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man,” with heavy-gauge vocals by Grutle Kjellson of Enslaved. It’s a potent closer, and a perfectly damning one."
“ "...the first single, “Fisheye,” finds Shining delivering a strangely majestic sort of bombast—part loopy ’70s prog and part mechanistic nu-metal, topped off with a frenzied sax interlude. It’s a state-of-the-art fusion, intricate and deafening. "”
“Blackjazz, by contrast, is fierce and unrelenting, a slavering beast of an album with the complexity and dissonance of the Flying Luttenbachers and the head-down intensity of upstate New York ultra-power trio Borbetomagus. Absolutely not for the faint of heart--or people with cranky neighbors.”