Montonix's Drag City debut Body Language was a solid release, but a poor representation of the energy of their live show. The EP vanished from my personal playlist almost immediately after seeing them live the first time. Listening to Where Were You When It Happened? is a far more enjoyable experience and confirms that this band is legit and not just a sweaty, hairy, and sexual live spectacle. It's the same riff-heavy sound you would expect from them, but recorded at a much more appropriate volume. The vocals accompany the grooves quite nicely, keeping them fresh and somewhat progressive throughout. There are a few tracks on the record that I can already imagine myself skipping over on my ipod in anticipation for the incredibly badass moments on other tracks, but the last 60 seconds of "As Noise" are perfection for my ears. They finally have recorded material that sounds like the uncaged animals they are. I'm a huge fan of the rock-out-with-your-hairy-cock-out cover as well, and I am incredibly excited to hold a 12" x 12" version of it.
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