"A product of the upstate New York punk scene, mearth. creates maximum aural pandemonium by melding distorted noise a la early Unsane with ominous stop-and-go urgency. Mearth. launches colossal slabs of dissonant, in-your-face noise over deliciously neurotic vocals that vacillate between raspy, throaty screams and chatty singing. Doses of shrill feedback and maniacal percussion also feed the aggressive wallop. The band's second album, 3" Lift, finds the New Paltz, New York band cooking up a messy, visceral, yet accessible and utterly groovy, sonic stew diverse enough to cross-pollinate into both hardcore and punk audiences."
- Amy Sciarretto, CMJ, October 12, 1998