'Like Animals' was already released in 2012 but recently the band signed with Cimmerian Shade Records who decided to reissue this album, and with damn good reason too. This is a bomb, a crushing piece of work, with mainly slow, repetitive songs. There's a hypnotizing power here, which is just awesome. 'Zoo', for example, lasts for over nine minutes and sounds like Godflesh and Treponem Pal jamming on some kind of weird substance.
The sound of [P.U.T] is somewhat unique, perhaps best comparable to a noise-rock version of acts like Scorn. It's a bleak, eerie and quite haunting sound which constantly seems to hammer on your skull, trying to get in. Once they're in there, there's just no getting the songs out of your head. 'It', for example, is an uncomplicated piece of industrial doom sludge, driving on an Offspring-like riff and incorporating loads of unsettling noise and screams. Lovely.
There are more awesome songs on 'Like Animals', with 'Broke A Line' being a clear highlight. There are also three bonus tracks, the strange 'Rapture Of The Deep "In The Lake" (Remake By Azuki)', which nudges towards dark ambient, an industrial EBM remix for 'Broke A Line' and a dark dub version of 'Zoo'. Besides being brilliant versions, they show some more of the versatility in this strange act.
This band has been around for quite a while. Several releases have been added to their impressive oeuvre but I still feel that this band doesn't get the attention they deserve. Since this is a reissue, I don't think this album will be their great breakthrough yet but I certainly hope it's coming soon. I'm already looking forward to their next full-length and I advice every fan of slow, heavy music to check it out.