Originally released on No Fun Productions (CD/LP), 2008.
First Full length release from Hair Police since 2005, and their most masterful yet, combining signature piercing vocals with walls of guitars, precise heavy electronics and thundering drums. The fusion of metal, noise rock, free jazz, industrial, and harsh electronics that makes up The Certainty of Swarms is the rare kind of heterogeneous concoction that is carefully matured, but never lost in pedestrian calculation. A blistering onslaught of metallic-fused noise-murk, Swarms is considered by the band to be one of their most complete statements to date, an aptly blindsiding and developed work drawing from all quarters of their craft. - No Fun
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Upon first listening, I didn't WANT to like this album; it was too polished, too brittle, compared to something like "The Narcotic Story" or "Love That's Last." But I find myself coming back to this album, entranced by Oxbow's masterful ability to blend delicate musical complexity with driving, muscular, dissonant sounds. panicvolkushka