Burn Piano Island, Burn - The Blood Brothers
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  • Summary: Known for their loud, angry, and extreme take on metal (well, even more so than your average metal band), The Blood Brothers return with their third album in as many years.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
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  1. The quintet's Molotov mixture of suburb surrealism and sonic extremity is the perfect scrub for everything you've been subjected to in culture and daily life. [Apr 2003, p.73]
  2. Burn, Piano Island, Burn is an album that must first be listened to twice: once to wrap your head around its peerless vigor and skull-rattling force, and again to revel in its restless creativity.
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    They sound like they're too busy tearing their limbs off and hitting one another over the head with them to think about what the songs actually mean. [Apr 2003, p.102]
  4. Whether you end up liking this album or not, it is going to be one of the most intense things you've ever heard.
  5. In one instant, lead singer Jordan Blilie is whispering passionately in your ear. In the next, he tears into your insides with growls so piercing you'd think he'd transformed into a savage beast.
  6. Kids looking to anger their parents to the point of losing it should pick up this CD, turn up the stereo, and lock the door.
  7. The Blood Brothers pretty much have one speed: murder. This will tire even the most patient ears after about fifteen minutes, although, the album does show signs of expanded musical breadth with slower, albeit, brief melodic interludes and unconventional instrumentation (xylophones, toy pianos).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. zackh
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    The best album i have ever heard. I now own every cd by the blood brothers. Buy this record
  2. TylerJ
    Jun 22, 2003
    10
    This is definitly an album that defies all classifications. It throws punk, hardcore, reggae, samba, and anything you else you can think of This is definitly an album that defies all classifications. It throws punk, hardcore, reggae, samba, and anything you else you can think of into a cauldron and lets it simmer to the listener's delite. Expand
  3. johnw
    Feb 5, 2006
    10
    fuck crimes
  4. Rob
    Dec 22, 2003
    10
    This is the best CD I own. Not one bad thing to say about this CD. This is how real "hardcore"or "punk", or whatever you wanna call should be done.
  5. Hollowaxis
    Jun 28, 2005
    10
    This band sounds like that part of American History X where the dude bites the pavement. You dont want to look, but you know that if you miss This band sounds like that part of American History X where the dude bites the pavement. You dont want to look, but you know that if you miss it you wont be able to hold intelligent conversation with a film fan ever again. If you like music of any guitar and drums based variety this album should scream, tear and maul its way into your collection. This is massivley hardcore music performed with sould and real feeling. So many bands pretend to be harder than they are but with no compromise Blood Brothers deliver spine cracking songs on after the other. Buy this album. You might be scared at first, shocked or even horrified. Its not run of the mill angry metal fodder but is miles and miles ahead of anything else that is going on. Love this band. Please. Expand
  6. JustinB.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    An album with this type of music can not sound better than what the blood brothers did with 'burn piano island, burn."
  7. QuelfMonger
    Apr 24, 2003
    3
    Even the open minded will want to throw this CD out of the window and run for their dear little lives. I hung in there for the most part, and Even the open minded will want to throw this CD out of the window and run for their dear little lives. I hung in there for the most part, and had a good laugh or two, but in the end, this album fails to leave a mark (or should I say: skidmark) on the map. Does it rock? Dear God yes. And if "Rawkin'" is your sole criteria in buying music, look no further, you have found it. This album rocks so hard that my mind is still numb from the experience. But the album ultimately fails from a lack of variety in songs. Quite simply, every song sounds the same, and the end result is 40 minutes of hammering on your skull. It is headache inducing dribble. Avoid it. If you're looking to shock the bleep out of your friends, this CD would work, but may I suggest: "MC HellSh**". Now, THAT'S entertainment. Expand

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