Alternative Press - 7/00, pp.100-14 out of 5
- "...Adept at balancing melody within the slashing, distortion-ravaged barre-chords of [the] guitarists....proving with their frantic and incriminating punk that they have sold their souls for rock'n'roll."
Magnet - 8-9/00, pp.85-6
"...[This] kicks ass!...Get this, play it f***ing loud and be the first on yer block to be labeled a public nuisance."
CMJ - 6/5/00, p.3
"...Filled with menacing rock riffs and a snotty attitude, IN NAME...revels in anti-social behavior....[they] have an eye for detail and an ear for badass rock."
Melody Maker - 7/4/00, p.654 stars out of 5
- "...Full-on punk from Seattle. Blood on the sleeve, the vocals, the mellotron. More akin to early Stones than Iggy Pop."
The Murder City Devils includes: Dann Gallucci (vocals, guitar, Mellotron); Nate Manny (vocals, guitar); Derek Fudesco (vocals, bass); Coady Willis (vocals, drums); Spencer Moody (vocals); Lesley Hardy (organ, keyboards).
Additional personnel includes: Ron Heathman (guitar); Kim Warnick (background vocals).
Recorded at Robert Lang Studios, Shoreline, Washington.
Personnel: Nate Manny (vocals, guitar); Willis (vocals, drums); Derek Fudesco, Kim Warnick, Spencer Moody (vocals); Ron Heathman (guitar); Leslie Hardy (organ, keyboards).
Audio Mixer: John Agnello.
Recording information: Robert Lang Studios, Shoreline, WA.
By the time of 2000's IN NAME AND BLOOD, the punk fury of Seattle's Murder City Devils had been polished and tempered to a crisp menace. Spencer Moody still lives up to his surname with plenty of Henry Rollins-worthy rasping, and keyboardist Leslie Hardy continues to bring out the band's trademark ghoulish garage atmosphere. Their biggest progression can be heard on tracks like "Idle Hands," which let the rhythm section drive Moody and Hardy forward rather than collapse shambolically around them. While credit can be given to producer John Agnello, the Devils themselves decaffeinate a bit on BLOOD, but the good times still raucously flow.