NEW ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS Children Of The Vortex Indie (2005)
I'd been kind of putting off this review, my progressive metal snobbery took
over, after a glance at artwork, short length of songs, not to mention the
song titles, I was ready to give this the thumbs down before I'd even
Fear not, NAA, play a bouncy, energetic brand of pusedo raw punkish,
sometime bizarre garage rock, that somehow is quite infectious! I say
bizarre, I mean, third song in you have the downright weirdness of, 'Placebo
Affect', a dynamic combination of raw vocals, furious guitar, angst lyrics
and a the lovely soulful tones of a saxophone.
The album mover along a a fairly hectic pace, nothing like I'd pictured or
That raw sound of old Bad Religion, the angst of late 70's punk and the
spirit of a modern band, perhaps a less commercial Green Day or Blink 182.
But really these guy have more class, prowess and talent than the
aforementioned more famous bands.
Fourteen songs and its all over rather quickly, I am not sure whether I'd
play this again in a hurry, as its really not my thing.
But yet another surprisingly good listen from a band I was expecting really
not much from.
Review by Graham Boyle