6/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 29 October 2013
This week sees the release of another collection of chunky riff rock by veteran gateway band Future of the Left, with the boys formerly known as McLusky doing what they do best, a kind of Shellac-lite minimal percussive rock with touches of the verbose goof of bands like Art Brut or Castrovalva. There’s a definite nu-metal feel to some of these tracks, with opener ‘Bread, Cheese, Bow and Arrow’ going for some epic Mike Patton crooning, closely followed by some System of a Down-ish staccato riffing in ‘Johnny Borrell afterlife’. Later, the tedious attempt at Rudimentary Peni weirdness ‘Singing of the Bonesaws’ is a particular low point.
When they go too pop it’s a bit stodgy but there’s enough energetic riffs and ironic lyrics to please their fanbase, and let’s face it this isn’t music which is made for tired, jaded men like me sitting in offices stroking their beards, it’s music for the sweaty youths whose knees can still deal with jumping up and down at shows, and they don’t give a fuck what washed up dickheads like me say. What do I know anyway? Buy buy buy!
9/10 Astroman Customer review, 19th January 2014One of the best of 2013. Makes you do 120 on the M11! Brilliant.
8/10 JTORREZ Customer review, 15th November 2013
Honest review. I loved it more than you for the exact reasons you stated. Don't be so self deprecating, though. It makes me sad. <3
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