Monster Machismo
Aye Aye Porcupine


5.0
classic

Review

by shankeh USER (1 Reviews)
September 9th, 2012 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An acid trip serenade from an angel with a throat infection

Never has the word schizophrenic been more relevant to describe a musical piece. Some may see this as off putting, however, I and the sparse community of Monster Machismo fans agree that their eclectic, bizarre and occasionally senseless 5-track offering is a musical masterpiece for a new generation.

Everything from the cover art to the track listing to the album name should add up to create something horrendous. But it doesn't, miraculously. This album is best described as a musical diamond coated in dog ***.

'Moonshine Mashbomb', the first track, is Monster Machismo's best known song. Warping guitars, raspy vocals, nonsensical lyrics, incredible guitar work and complex time signatures. The basic recipe of Monster Machismo demonstrated in a reasonably accessible track for new listeners. I recommend 4:20-5:10 for some of the catchiest lyrics singer Dan Drake croaks on the whole album. 4.5/5

'Terrific Whistler' is a shorter, interlude-style song demonstrating Drake's singing ability. This track sets up nicely for the next with what I can only describe as a demonic sounding merry-go-round sample. 4/5

'Time Portal Fiasco' is up next. My personal favourite from the entire Monster Machismo catalogue. Just incredible in every way. After a strong double handed tapping session the song switches gears down into a mellow serenade from Drake, then just as quickly accelerates back into a beautiful set of riffs and an insanely good drumming showcase. 5/5

'Kiss Kiss Pessimist' shows off all 3 of MM's members musical ability more than any other song. The most polished sounding track on the album's highlight has to be the blinding guitar solo it ends with. 5/5

'Tisk Tisk' is the joker in the pack. Starting with Hey Arnold samples and ending with more of the same, it still manages to be beautiful with simple riffs and Drake's signature style of vocals and lyricism. 4.5/5


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Saturday
September 8th 2012


90 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Yes!!! I'm soooo glad someone reviewed this. I added this to the database expecting this to never get any attention. This is my favorite EP of all time I wish Dan Drake would record more music.

AFalseWinter
March 5th 2014


49 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Dan Drake Ensemble really needs to pump out some jams

cuz



daaaaang

brainmelter
September 8th 2015


6267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

lovvvveeee

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brainmelter
November 18th 2016


6267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

bump

hogan900
December 6th 2016


2916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Album needs more love agreed

50iL
December 6th 2016


5015 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Hard

Digging: The Dillinger Escape Plan - Irony Is a Dead Scene

50iL
June 26th 2017


5015 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ok I'm pretty confident I'll 5 this

Drifter
June 26th 2017


15325 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

This album is bad lol

50iL
June 26th 2017


5015 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Fuck u

If I don't 5 it, it's most certainly a 4.5

Drifter
July 21st 2017


15325 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Ok not as bad as I remembered but not great either

brainmelter
July 21st 2017


6267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

fuck outta here boii

Drifter
July 21st 2017


15325 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Hey at least I raised it a whole 1 point

50iL
July 4th 2018


5015 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

So I came back to this

It's a 5

conesmoke
July 4th 2018


5936 Comments


Ooo

Drifter
July 4th 2018


15325 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Has it really been a year since I listened to this?



Hmmmm

50iL
July 4th 2018


5015 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You should really try it again man

Drifter
July 4th 2018


15325 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Possibly



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