A horrible hack

Ferox

Internal Autonomy

Year Released: 2013
Format: CD
Label: Vanity Productions
 
Reviewed by Ted Reynolds on Oct 19, 2013
There's a wolf on the cover, the cd pack has been sealed with candle-wax, there are essays in the inlay, and Crass style anarcho symbols all over it (Is the wolf the most anarcho animal, or the most fascist? Now there's a discussion for my next workshop). I'm frightened to listen to it.

I was right to be, itís horrible Goth punk, with some elements of dance/electronic/dub music in there. There is a strong anti establishment theme ('mind control, don't let the computer take over your soul' ha!) hence the Crass style artwork, and the 'be yourself - be free' essays.

My girlfriend who is a big fan of Goth says some of its a bit like Switchblade Symphony? I haven't got a clue, I know that i really hate it, some of it is really funny though. Itís like an hour and a half long for fucks sake, when is that ever acceptable?!

The weird thing is I'm struggling to turn it off, I don't want to miss the next funny bit, and there are a lot of them, the more I listen to it the more I enjoy it, despite really not wanting to, and I really don't want to.

Despite my dislike for it, I would go out of my way to go and watch them. I can't tell you that I liked it because I think its terrible, but at the same time I do like it and sort of want to listen to it again. The best thing to do would be to put it behind something so I don't accidentally pick it up again.


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