Boomkat Product Review:
San francisco dive-bombing noise-metal jazz aggressors total shutdown are a five-piece bass-guitar-keyboard-sax-drums screecher band who flail through stop-and-start, minute-long, tantrum-like songs. Bernard Stollman, the guy who started Esp-disk said, "there doesn't seem to be any point to it" or something, and even french people have made fun of them. Total Shutdown are a part of the new herd of young groups informed by the discordant flare of no wave and messed-up punk. If you're looking for things like harmonies, pop-song structure and lyrics you can sing along to, you should probably go hide in a closet until this is over. Adrenaline city!