Sound — 10
Yes, The Blood Brothers existed before Burn Piano Island, Burn. This album sounds very similiar to BPIB, but it has a few suttle differences. With a rawer sound, less screaming, and more crazy guitar riffs, this album sets itself apart from the other Blood Brothers albums. Some of the best songs on this album are some of the most hectic and craziest. Take Junkyard J VS. Skin Army GirlzLA Hives, High Fives. Some of the craziest singing and guitar playing is on this track. Listen very closely when Johnny Whitney, the higher pitched singer, sings on this track and you can here a weird, very high pitched and squeaky voice. This album is very different compared to all other music out there, and The Blood Brothers are great because of their innovation. Their sound is totally unique and unto themselves. Although, bands such as Fear Before The March Of Flames and The Fall Of Troy follow in their footsteps, they come nowhere close to immitating The Blood Brothers.
Lyrics — 8
Typical of The Blood Brothers. Lyrics that are totally random, odd, and at times, quite disturbing. The lyrics are part of what make The Blood Brothers who they are. These lyrics are totally unique in their own aspect. However, at times, they are totally uncomprehensible and totally beyond being understood.
Overall Impression — 10
This album is like a middle child. It's not as good as Burn Piano Island, Burn or This Adultery Is Ripe, but easily outshines Crimes. It's a great album, and if you haven't heard any music from The Blood Brothers, then this is a great place to start. This album is great and doesn't get your expectations up to high for the other albums.