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Friday, October 24, 2008

Album Of The Day- Droids Attack-"Fatal/Error" (2007)

The Album Of The Day is "Fatal/Error
" by Droids Attack.



Review:

The artwork to Droids Attack's awesome Fatal/Error explains the album title as thus: scientist tries to teach a droid to use a knife to cut a carrot to disastrous results. Carnage ensues. The crew of a spaceship is butchered. Fatal/Error indeed. It's a simple, time-honored premise, and it sort of relates to the music within. Droids Attack borrows from Clutch's Transnational Speedway, The Melvins' Houdini/Stoner Witch/Stag trifecta, and the get-up-and-go boogie of Hognose or Lamont. To their credit, they do more than just shellac those sounds and call them their own. There's something awesome the way opener “The Lord” keeps tacking on new, killer riffs, the way “Steven Seagal” makes me want to run around kicking things, and the way “Malachai Crunch” reminds me that I need to go buy more beer. It's not a 100% “Hell fucking yeah!” reaction, though. “Long Time Coming” starts with a blatant High on Fire riff that doesn't have much to do with the rest of the song, and the album sags a bit in the middle. They pick it back up at end, with the instrumental “The John Oates Moustache Ride” and “Scythe of the River.” Fatal/Error is another example of a band taking the basics of good rock n roll and running with it. It's been done a million times before, but Droids Attack still manage to leave their mark. This one's going in the recommended pile. (John Pegoraro, StonerRock.com)


Track Listing:

01. The Lord
02. Steven Seagal
03. Malachi Crunch
04. Long Time Coming
05. Dope Smuggler
06. Blood of the Earth
07. The John Oates Mustache Ride
08. Scythe in the Fire

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