Boomkat Product Review:
Returning to the No Fun label for a third outing, Religious Knives deliver a follow-up compilation album to their awesome 'Remains' disc of last year with a record combining recent, unobtainably limited edition releases on Heavy Tapes, F*ck It Tapes and a tour CD-R whilst throwing in three exclusive cuts to boot. Harboured within the tripped out gatefold Maya Miller artwork you'll find some of Religious Knives' most advanced emissions to date, consolidating their position as a uniquely articulate psychedelic voice amongst the noisy upstarts of the American underground scene. These guys are getting more and more like a 'proper' band all the time, stirring up a drone-rocking din on 'In The Back' like they were some lost missing link between The Velvet Underground, The Doors and Fushitsusha. Key to the language Religious Knives speak is the interplay between organ and percussion. Nate Nelson never builds his part, keeping the drums to a ceremonious, stately plod when necessary, never doing anything so base and rudimentary as rocking out, instead setting an accommodating rhythmic foundation upon which Maya Miller and Mike Bernstein can assemble their gloomy sonic fortress. Religious Knives releases get more and more essential as the band evolves, and Resin charts the band's development over the past year or so, finding them in a more confident, and dare I say it, accessible form than ever before. Immense.