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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the rock duo of Josh Scogin (formerly of The Chariot and Norma Jean) and Michael McClellan was produced with Matt Goldman.
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  1. Jun 20, 2017
    100
    “Without Any Words (Only Crying And Laughter)” harkens back to the magnificent Gun Club, while “This Life Is Old” will have Jack White wondering who the hell these guys are, anyway. Because Scogin and drummer Michael McClellan bring the noise in the most righteous ways. ... Two Parts Viper is the best record of the year.
  2. Jun 20, 2017
    90
    Do not be deterred by Scogin's past endeavours; this is not a metal album--not even close. This is lyrical, groovy, poignant, unimpeded and, above all else, creative
  3. Kerrang!
    Jun 23, 2017
    80
    There's a quivering blues element to the sludgy stomp of Whether Terrified Or Unafraid, while elsewhere they twist the lo-fi fuzz into jarring alt.rock shapes, as Josh continues to serve up the deliciously unexpected. [10 Jun 2017, p.52]
  4. Jun 20, 2017
    70
    An album that will creep up on you time and time again, Two Parts Viper is more evidence that all you need to incite a riot is a guitar, drums and pure attitude.
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  1. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    This album is truly spectacular. It is so innovative and atmospheric. There's no album like it and just listening to it once expands yourThis album is truly spectacular. It is so innovative and atmospheric. There's no album like it and just listening to it once expands your imagination of what rock music is. It takes inspirations from so many different genres like alternative rock, blues rock, hardcore and metalcore and they made their own sound genre that scratches an itch that I never even knew existed.

    The guitar tone is truly one of a kind and it's the perfect mix of modern and vintage. It's raw and brutal which really helps to convey the artist's message of chaos and inner conflict. Yet it's so incredibly thick and impossible not to get with when listening to it. The vocals are nothing less than amazing and extremely powerful. A Youtube comment I read sums it up the best. "Josh Scogin is my spirit animal." He uses effects that distorts, cuts and loops the vocals in a very creative way. The drums are so unique and impressive. Some songs like "Summertime Blues" have extremely complicated drum parts that feel both innovative yet strangely familiar at once.

    The songs are groovy and extremely heavy which will satisfy any rock fans who are up to the task of listening to this album, which definitely is an acquired taste that requires the listeners to analyze what they're listening to. I personally demand a lot from my music I listen to and this album is challenging to say the least but that furthers convinces me that '68 are some of the most talented rock musicians of all time.
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