"It’s a good time to jam a band like Maltheist. Not only does the Portland-based duo blast and grind everything in their path, but their lyrics read like notes of insurrection scrawled on a shred of paper passed between prisoners of a panopticonic society."
"The chaos which lies at the foundation of this demo is spat through broken teeth and clenched jaws. The vocals dip over louder guitar riffs and while I am usually not swayed by minute long tracks but Malthiest seems to have purpose rather than flippancy for conventions. "
"(T)he songs are gut-punch quick, the guitar riffs rip, and the drums are heavy, rapid-fire monsters. There is a level of thoughtful content here as well: stark artwork and song titles that indicate a rather unkind view of organized religion and audio samples that stick out suddenly like a sliver of glass in a shag carpet . One hits about half-way through the b-side of the cassette where a woman seems to be protesting the separation of church and state, while a group of people try to quiet her. It’s still not unclear what statement was being made with that but it uncomfortably bumps up against the rest of the album in a way that keeps you going back to it. That’s the kind of thing that sets a piece of music apart, right?"