"Easily transitioning between aggressive guitar hooks and delicate melodies in a matter of seconds, Schlotman is as memorable as they come." (4/5 review)
"The song is a dark, paranoid creeper where everyone 'is smiling with their lips shut tight'... It's a highly suggestive bit of imagery that escalates throughout and musically explodes at the end with a flurry of cymbal crashes and clanging, clashing guitars."
"Captured live to 4-track tape in a basement during the deadening freeze of a New Hampshire winter, the band's demo collection 'a snake is not a rope' is full of grungy, raw power, thriving on chunky chord changes and Cobain-esque vocal melodies."