D.C.'s came together as the result of some Craigslist posting and a desire to form a heavy band of some sort. The three members have diverse musical interests which include, noise rock, jazz, stoner rock and metal. A number bands can boast varied influences, but that only means something if you are able utilize those influences in your music. Fortunately Nihilitia are talented, creative and just crazy enough to make this mess work. The opener "Shithouse" didn't do enough to convince me. It's a noisy, rapid fire piece that's rattles a lot, but never gets anywhere. It's a very choppy song and if you chop something up too much then you may be left with very little. That's the case with the opener, but that's the only song I could not get into. Next up is "The One" and now we really hear all the instruments chime and more importantly everyone takes their time. They actually build this one and give those licks and beats some time to simmer and really up this track. After that they begin to gel and their musical backgrounds and willingness to take chances help elevate their material. My favorite track "Suppressant" is chock of chunky bass parts, thick guitars and an overall sound that hits like a ton of bricks. This is a band that delivers a lot. This band bring sludge-like doom ramblings, slick jazz blasts and intricate progressive passages. What's more is they handle each style with equal relish and precision. Most importantly they know how to connect the pieces in a manner that causes the results to be intriguing. There are times when Nihilitia just ride on smooth grooves and there are times when they going in several directions at once with insane energy. Yet no matter the course they take they are almost always engaging. That's the real key as to why this album is such a likable monster. This band have managed to bring a lot of ideas to the table. Much to my delight they have been able to harness the heart of these ideas and create their own complicated and insane formula.