Ninja Sex Party
Cool Patrol


5.0
classic

Review

by Pagepage251 USER (12 Reviews)
August 22nd, 2018 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A magnum opus if I ever saw one

Ninja Sex Party have always been a somewhat divisive band. For the most part, this divide stems from the band’s style of sex oriented comedy. While the the writing and humor remain some of the best within that genre of humor, it has a tendency to drive away more “mature” audiences, who have a more complex sense of humor. This has been a bit of an issue that was very potent in the band’s earlier albums. I personally, never took issue to these themes, but it’s understandable how someone could a bit put off by some of the band’s lyrics. Of course, it’s not as intense or as blatant as bands such of “Steel Panther,” or “The Tenacious D,” but it’s there nonetheless.

That last paragraph leads me into one of my main reasons why this album is so much better than any of their previous output. The album maintains a lot of that sexual humor. (It’s still present in almost every song) however, a number of these songs have the sexul themes releagted to a supplemental role, in lieu of being at the forefront. Instead, often times the lyrics are primarily based around a more interesting theme or concept. (relatively speaking, of course) For every song like “Orgy for One,” or “Smooth Talkin’,” we also have songs about Huge Mansion Parties, but instead of ***ing, the end result is actually everyone getting brutally slaughtered by Pandas. Or the song “Heart Boner,” In which the band’s singer, Daniel Avidan, respects women. This adds some variety to the album, and helps to mitigate the fatigue that one could experience when listening to 40 minute album, where every song is about sex. This minor adjustment to the formula help to achieve several things. It keeps old fans of the band engaged, but introducing new ideas and concepts. It also makes the new album more accessible to new fans of the band, who may not have enjoyed it otherwise. And this was managed, while at the same time, keeping the band’s core concept intact, and not sacrificing the bands sound or vulgarity of the lyrics in any way. And speaking of sound, let’s move on to the second main reason for why this album as great as it is.

As I’m sure you gathered by that absolutely fantastic segway, I’m discussing this albums absolutely superb musicianship and vocals. As you may or may not know, depending on how closely you’ve been following this band, another band, known as TWRP (Tupperware Remix Party) Has teamed up with Ninja Sex Party, to provide them with instrumentals. As a band, TWRP is extremely talented. And every album that has been put out before “Cool Patrol” by Ninja Sex Party pales in comparison to this one on a musical and technical level. The band has moved away from a more 80’s style synthpop sound, with rock influences, to an alternative rock band with influences from 80’s synthpop, as well as hints of funk, and jazz.

One song that best accentuates this change is style best would have to be “Smooth Talkin.” This song begins with a simple shaker heavy drum beat, and a single guitar chord being hit and muted, in a rhythmic, and extremely funky pattern. And subtle, reverb laden synths play quietly in the background throughout this first verse. Eventually, within the same verse, an extremely groovy bass line enters the foray, along with a louder, heavier drum beat. It goes on like this for about a minute before something completely unexpected, and extremely welcome. A horns section, that could compete with bands like The New Orleans Nightcrawlers, or Bonerama, in terms of quality. It’s absolutely glorious. Immediately following this up, is a great superb guitar solo. And these two, seemingly unrelated elements both mesh beautifully with an absolutely stellar vocal performance from the band’s singer, Dan Avidan.

“Courtship of the Mermaid” is another song worth mentioning when discussing Dan’s singing. This particular song has some surprisingly emotional and passionate vocals throughout the verses. The song excellently displays his very large vocal range, with some extremely impressive high notes being hit throughout the song. This song also demonstrates Dan’s ability to scream. (for comedic effect) With some glorious lyrics such as,


“HEY DO YOU WANT PIZZA!" I screamed loud as ***, than I grabbed a whole pizza, threw the *** out of it! It soared through the air like some pizza ass doves, now marvel and witness, the glory of love.”

A few more songs that I feel should be briefly mentioned would have to be, “GFY,” With its marching band-esque horns and drumming, this song is very fun, energetic and peppy. “Release The Kraken” is also a standout track, with it being the heaviest song on the album. It’s fast paced, heavy drumming, in combination with excellent guitar work makes for one of the most satisfying songs on the album.

Overall, this album really doesn’t have a whole lot of negatives. Obviously, it’s brand of comedy might not be for everybody, and that’s more than understandable. But at very least, this is one of the best albums of 2018, in terms of musicality, and vocals. If you enjoy the band’s comedy, than that’s just a nice bonus, on top of an album that you would probably enjoy regardless.



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Veldin
August 22nd 2018


3857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

First album I've heard by NSP other than their Under the Covers albums. I enjoy Game Grumps so I figured I'd check out Dan and Brian's band and this was pretty great. Smooth Talkin', Danny Don't You Know, Mansion Party, Cool Patrol and Courtship of the Mermaid are all songs I've been jamming lately. Not huge on some of the other sexually humored songs like First Date, Orgy For One, Heart Boner and Eating in the Shower. They have some good ideas, but some parts are a bit cringey.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
August 22nd 2018


11686 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Or the song “Heart Boner,” In which the band’s singer, Daniel Avidan, respects women."



lol, good review man, album rules as expected

RunOfTheMill
August 22nd 2018


3960 Comments


Oh nice, ever since they did their cover albums, I was looking forward to what original stuff they'd do with TWRP.

You're review is good, but needs some work. For one, I find it a bit long, and I think you could have trimmed those last few paragraphs. Also a lot of wordy, wordy sentences.

Also, I recommend a bit of proofreading, quite a few spelling mistakes and a few grammar ones. For example, in the last paragraph, I think you meant to say "this album doesn't have a lot of negatives"

Pagepage251
August 22nd 2018


51 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I definitely did. Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I actually did go through it a few times to look for mistakes, but judging by your comment, I seem to have missed quite a lot.

RunOfTheMill
August 23rd 2018


3960 Comments


Cheers dude, keep writing

Kompys2000
January 24th 2019


2602 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Whoo boy "Smooth Talkin'" is atrocious, rest is pretty much your typical NSP fare with better production.

Digging: Blood Command - Return of the Arsonist

Pagepage251
February 22nd 2019


51 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Smooth Talkin' is proof that there is a god.

Veldin
February 22nd 2019


3857 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

just sayin', they did a cover and video for Take On Me BEFORE Weezer did...

Kompys2000
February 23rd 2019


2602 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Take on me renditions ranked

A-Ha>NSP>>>>>>>>>>>Weezer

gryndstone
April 6th 2019


1251 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

First Date is so fucking funny. LET'S KILL SOME GUY TONIGHT

Digging: Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 6th 2019


9413 Comments


The modulation from "let's kill 5 guys tonight" to "let's kill 10 guys tonight" and back is a fucking brilliant piece of both music and comedy.

gryndstone
April 6th 2019


1251 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

*upwards key change* LET'S KILL TEN GUYS TONIGHT - you know what? first date, let's pump the brakes on the murder *undoes upwards key change*

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 6th 2019


9413 Comments


All the feels man. All the feels.

SitarHero
Contributing Reviewer
April 6th 2019


9413 Comments


The bridge before the murder part is also great. Music video captures the girl falling for Ninja Brian so subtly it's perfect.



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