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01. Galaxy Milk
02. Chicago Typewriter
06. The Fish
07. Urethra Franklin VS. Queef Latifah
08. Suck Fart Tootorial
10. Teenage Whore Moans
11. Boom Snap Clap
12. Fog Mouth
13. Because Bomb Sniffing Dogs Don’t Work Underwater!
14. Porque Mi Barco Exploto?
Reviewed by: Cory
// Published: 12/11/2008
If something looks like a bad idea on paper, it almost always is.
Here's what The Irish Front are working with:
Here are the "recommended for fans of":
The Devil Wears Prada
These Arms Are Snakes
Here are the most common descriptors I found:
If you don't see the problems there, allow me to point them out.
The only good band that has ever had two keyboard players is the E Street Band. Genghis Tron somehow opened the door for this and even they can't consistently pull it off.
I find it extremely hard to believe that the same person likes all four of those bands. I find it even harder to believe that anyone who has the good sense to listen to These Arms Are Snakes would bother with this tripe.Combining two words like "monster" and "masturbation" into one made-up word ("Monsterbation") isn't "comedy." There is nothing "death" or "grind" or "core" about The Irish Front. There are tons of single-note breakdowns and growls with underlying keyboard swells and then ten second speedy drum bursts.
I will admit that there is a minute resemblance in the band's deconstructionist approach to metalcore to what the Locust did fifteen years ago with hardcore. The Locust fortunately had enough talent and insight to make it work and the good sense to develop further. The Irish Front have the gall to actually put a minute and a half track in the middle of the album that consists solely of someone intentionally sharting. A few minutes later, a four and a half minute "jazzy" instrumental entitled "Teenage Whore Moans" offers little more than what the title suggests. The Irish Front even throws in shitty techno AND rapping. It's as if they made a list of the most worthless things they could include and then asked some friends for help expanding it.
Bottom Line: This album is an insult to both the listener and music in general. Unfortunately, I'm sure the band members will be wildly amused by this assessment of their output. I can't imagine anyone paying twelve dollars for this and feeling like they got their money's worth. I can only sincerely hope that their label is less amused by what they inevitably paid to record and release.
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