"The four piece features an expanding and revolving collection of obscure and not so obscure instrumentation. The sound may shift from experimental quietude, Floydian waves of drone, or uncomfortable klang and gnashing of teeth--all dependent on the band's needs and mindset. You've been warned."
Free-Times, August 16-22 2000
"Mandible takes the idea of a Fluxus happening and adds penchant for rock. Based around audience participation, random instrumentation and a use of found objects, Mandible nonetheless has an idea of how to convey this to a rock audience with its mixture of guitars and electronics."
Free-Times, August 1-7 2001
"This show's headliner, Mandible, is a prolific, local ensemble that recently released two new CDs, ART NADA and ATHIRST. Both discs contain the off-kilter rock that has become Mandible's calling card, but the latter is possibly the strangest thing they have every done. The lineup for that disc replaces their human drummer with a drum machine on more extended pieces that, for lack of a better term, I'll label techno-prog rock."
Free-Times, February 13-19 2002
"Batting second is the avant-garde rock enigma that is Mandible. Pinning the donkeys tail in the vicinity of Mr. Bungle and Frank Zappa, these art metaleers have recently streamlined into a three piece."
Kevin Foster Langston
Free Times, April 10-16 2002
"One of the standout participants in Savannah's first annual Fringe Fest, this Columbia, South Carolina art-rock unit strives hard to thwart audience expectations.
With an intense, metallic style that can be extremely demanding of listeners, they come off as merry pranksters combining the tempo and meter shifts of Zappa and Mr. Bungle with the goofy absurdity of Ween.
The group uses loud and bombastic distorted electric guitars and drums, but has been known to incorporate everything from found objects and toy instruments into their live shows.
The members, who are known to swap instruments throughout their concerts, describe themselves as playing "open-minded music," and say they see themselves as being "dark and metallic yet playfully tongue in cheek."
They have released a number of extremely independent CDs since they got together in 1997, which serve as a testament to their thought-provoking noise.
Plus, somewhere within their Syd Barrett drones and Minutemen explosions, there's a touch of the lyrical technique of Snakefinger's Vestal Virgins, and how often will you get a chance to hear anything even remotely related to that?"
Connect Savannah, June 25th 2003