Really isn’t very good.
I’ve tried to like it, I even fooled myself into liking it for a day or so, but revisiting it now, it really isn’t very good.
Ok, so the musicianship is a technical marvel and it’s clear all the members are skilled players. It may be cos I’m just not a massive fan of screamo/post-hardcore stuff, but, like many who posted on that “genre’s you just don’t like”-type thread that was knocking about on here a few days ago, I try and seek out the good in almost every genre I come across. And when I read all about TSOPTC, the friction in the band when writing it, the heavy going liner notes and the lyrics, I thought for sure I would like the album.
The band ascribe to some heavy, literary ideologies about the West, Capitalism etc, and the liner notes mention the philosophy of Urbanism, which interests me. I was convinced (and like I said, subsequently convinced myself into liking it for a short time – “It must be good”) I would enjoy it, but all the aggression just dilutes their message and shouts “THE GOVERNMENT IS BAD. THE UPPER CLASSES ARE BAD” at you, becoming more and more irritating with every song.
Yes? No? Fuck off twat? Thanks for reading.
New Noise still fkin ROCKS mind.