Thunder Volcano

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An Album Review Nobody Cares About

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My first reaction to Sex Offender (the second album by Polkadot Cadaver) was to be disappointed that it wasn’t an exact replica of Purgatory Dance Party (their first album).  But after listening to the album a dozen more times (and thinking about it way too much, since my main accomplishment of the past three weeks can be summed up as “listening to music”), I realized that I wasn’t entirely right about that.  Purgatory Dance Party is a manic, schizophrenic, weird-for-the-sake-of-weird album with songs about torture and Jesus and werewolves and drug abuse (actually those four are all covered in a single song).  Sex Offender trades some of the I’m-trying-too-hard-to-be-weird weirdness for some actually-kind-of-trite political commentary, and it’s heavier at the expense of being a little less frenetic.  But the end result is still very much Polkadot Cadaver’s style, it just sounds a little more like a traditional metal band (or, considering the “less frenetic” aspect, it sounds like they got older, which tends to happen over the course of four years).  In short: Sex Offender may not be exactly Purgatory Dance Party, but it’s still good.  You should listen to it.

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Written by Baron Volcano

06/17/2011 at 1:52 pm

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