With hair straight from The Horrors' barber shop and riffs courtesy of King Adora's second hand Manics chord school, you just know that it's all going to end in tears for Hertfordshire quintet My Passion.
Not content with the aforementioned one-way tickets to Hades, they've also adopted several silly names ('John Be' anyone?) and just in case they've missed anyone out, describe themselves as [deep breath] "ArtrockElectroShockEmo-ElectrogothDiscoMetalNewWaveRockRave". Damn, what are the post rockers gonna do then?
Leave this well alone if they've any sense. Singer Laurence Rene screams "We want your blood now!" in the over-cliched mess that is the title track which at one point, when the keyboard squiggles take over, actually manages to make The Automatic sound like the most incisively original band on the planet.
Flipside 'Last Day In Paradise' fares slightly better, preferring to just play it route one down the indie rock and roll field, and while it may not be that different from any one of a thousand artists before, at least it hints that there may be the odd tune lurking somewhere in My Passion's airing cupboard. Couple them with some songs worthy of the name and who knows..?
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