Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Amino Acids

Humanity Will Fall Like Pins
Bowl O Phonic Records

This is an album I have been anticipating for a long time. After their last cd "Destroy The Warming Sun", I was absolutely hooked on their unique sound which is an ultra hip blend of Dick Dale, Black Sabbath, Devo, Black Flag and a little Ed Wood. It was heavy, fast, all instrumental and full of really cool samples of old sci-fi and horror flicks. It's been coined "Sc-Fi Surf Punk" which is about the best description I can think of. The new release "Humanity Will Fall Like Pins" is much like it's predecessor in sound and style and that's fine with me. I don't want these guys to change too much. Like certain bands, the Amino Acids have found their niche' and they should stick with it. I don't mean they should never evolve, but don't stray to far from the sound they've created. Their songs are generally no longer than 1:40 with most clocking in at right around 1:00. Short, quick and to the point. (Although I wish some of their songs were a little longer, as sometimes they have a great riff going and it's over to soon). None the less, songs such as "Explosive Heads", "Krel" and "Operation Moon Thing" will simply ripp your skull apart like an alien atomizer ray as will the rest of this fantastic album!!!!!

- Craig Harvey

1 comment:

Becki said...

Awesome! great review! (ps - the label is now called Amino Records)