feeble attempt at resurrecting the rotting corpse that is pop-punk. This
band might've been of minor interest if they had made this album, say...
ten years ago. However, they don't have even half the talent of the bands
they're ripping off, don't write terribly catchy songs, and generally-speaking
have nothing to offer the genre.
However, "Apple Sauce Intermission", is scarily good. Nuanced,
trippy, and melancholy like a fusion of Vangelis and the Butthole
Surfers' "22 Going On 23", and/or Johnny Depp &
Gibby Haynes' one-time side project, P, track "Scrapings
From Ring." Alas, the rest is utterly forgettable.
In the introductory track, Waving At Strangers takes the opportunity to
mock 80's-era NWOBHM. Are you kidding? Making fun of Heavy Metal
is about as hip as mullet jokes. Yawn. Suggesting that your music has
been delivered down by God-on-High is a level of hubris not to be overlooked,
especially when it is a tired retread of stuff that's been churned out
by the music machine for the last ten years.
1. Message From God
3. Topi Turvi
5. Been So Long
6. A Pumpkin Tragedy
8. Apple Sauce Intermission
9. Gilde's Eruption
10. Break Your Fingers
13. Requiem (For A Summertime)
14. I Know
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