To witness Peeping Tom live is as much a physical experience as an aural one, but fans of their countless shows will feel right at home with this suite of groovy, ultra-slow, colon-bothering riffs.
Even though Grammenos may be standing naked in front of your house for days – as he is on the black-magic love song Auxiliary Priest – the way he sings it, you can’t help but feel he is back from the cosmos with a very important message for mankind.
Overall, the slowness may demand some patience, but when they do hit their stride like on Hass No and Truck City Drive, Peeping Tom are magic. It is tempting to think that if they only picked up the pace a bit they could be serious contenders to the mass appeal that Josh Homme has harnessed.
This may not be the point, however, and for the moment, Peeping Tom should feel content with doing what they do best: hovering on the fringes of greatness.
— By Luke McKay, Top Image: Zo Damage