Frenzal Rhomb - Sans Souci (Cover Artwork)

Frenzal Rhomb

Frenzal Rhomb: Sans SouciSans Souci (2003)
Fat Wreck Chords

Reviewer Rating: 3.5
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Contributed by: Whopper with cheese
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Frenzal Rhomb are Australia's top punk export, and on 'Sans Souci' they show why. Frenzal are back to their best on this. Songs like 'The World's Fuckedest Cunt', 'Cocksucker' and 'Russel Crowe's Band Is a Fuckin' Pile Of Shit' will give you an idea of what you're in for. When they play it fast .

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Frenzal Rhomb are Australia's top punk export, and on 'Sans Souci' they show why. Frenzal are back to their best on this.

Songs like 'The World's Fuckedest Cunt', 'Cocksucker' and 'Russel Crowe's Band Is a Fuckin' Pile Of Shit' will give you an idea of what you're in for. When they play it fast they play it real fast. The drumming is top notch.

The lyrics are as always clever. Im sorry but im a sucker for stupid humour. Some politics are touched on in songs like 'White World' but for the most part they stick to stuff like 'I went out with a hippy and now i love everyone except her'.

The guitar work is good and new bass player can slap and pop just as good as Lex.

If you like NoFX and Guttermouth and the Australian accent, this disc comes highly recommended. It also comes with a bonus DVD with film clips for 'Ballchef' and 'Bucket Bong', and bunch of live clips and some home movies. Beauty bonza!


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blackflagrulez69 (July 20, 2014)

Great record, by far the best from the Frenzal discography!

Anonymous (November 11, 2006)

Frenzal is great to listen to for having fun and parties. Frenzal is kick ass and one of the few good pop-punk bands. But when you listen to it too much it gets annoying. I like Frenzal Rhomb but i like a lot of hardcore punk and oi bands better

Disaster44 (September 25, 2006)

I love this album. Fuckn funny as!!!

Anonymous (May 19, 2006)

This was an absolutely terrible review. It sounds more like a press release rather than a review. Come on, tell us how the music made you FEEL, what it made you THINK, not the superficiality!

Anonymous (May 8, 2006)

kick ass

im-dead (March 22, 2005)

I ike this album! It really makes me feel proud about being an aussie, well not really, but it's still good, especially the song about Russel Crowe.......
.....Other Australian punk/h-c/ska bands that are awesome (most better than frenzal) the disables (my fave band at the moment, check out www.thedisables.com and get the 2 free songs, you wont regret it) , the nation blue, the knives of neptune, asleep at the scene, king mungi, dr. octopus, community cervix, something with numbers, sommerset, zombie ghost train, from these wounds, the spazzys, against, northcoast hardcore, bodyjar, irrelevant (very, very good), after the fall, one dollar short, antiskeptic.....um thats all i can think of for now.

Imjustachokingvictim (April 28, 2003)

Hello everybody, to all u americans who cant spell Australia, thats how u do it, and make sure u get it right cos ull be using it alot more, cos their is so many quality punk bands in the Land of Oz at the moment,and frenzel rhomb, is just the first. U guys my not not get some of da humour on this records, but thats cos we have a language all of our own, and to clear this up, every australian thinks tha Steve Irwin is a disgrace to this great country. But hay, thats just us. Anyway, frenzal have dun it agan, and every one should buy this album, Simple as that!

Anonymous (April 26, 2003)

It's a great record, but something seems wrong about the review. I got the record through the college radio station I work at and the press release lists only 14 of the 16 songs that are on the album, and all in a different order. The CD I have didn't come with a DVD and the Fat Wreck website says nothing about it either. The only listing I found for the version w/ a DVD was on Frenzal Rhomb's website - www.frenzalrhomb.com.au So perhaps the DVD only come w/ the album in Australia? If there is a version w/ the DVD in the US Fat needs to get their shit together and promote it.

eyeball_kid (April 25, 2003)

That's funny cos I refuse to acknowledge any Australian product which doesn't involve Steve Irwin. Bonza.

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

I refuse to acknowlege any product from Australia that doesn't involve Paul Hogan.

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

Can you dumb cunts actually listen to the album you little fucks.

"Oh.. I've never heard this album but with a name like Frenzal Rhomb it must be about 2 1/2 stars".

Fuck off you little shits and go back to eating shitty Silverchair and Killing Heidi anus.

Dumb cunts fuck me off.

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

australia sucks whore

Anonymous (April 24, 2003)

Frenzal are such a shitty band. But they are pretty funny guys on stage. That's about the only thing they have going for them. Living End is our best punk band easily!!

Check Out:-
Times Up
Last Years Heroes
Change of Face

evildeadalive (April 24, 2003)

My guess is Rancid Punx is Joe Momma. Same style of humour. Joe was funnier though.

Anonymous (April 24, 2003)

Rise Against came out of 88 Fingers Louie dipshit and 2 other people from the CHICAGO area. But what would I know...

Anonymous (April 24, 2003)

Thanks for making me hungry asshole! Oh yea and Rise Against kicks all the other austrailian bands asses. Brody Armstrong is frickin hot. Damn, some Austrailians kick ass. I wonder if i spelt austailian right.

-RaNcId PuNx

isn't rise against from chicago?

sickboi (April 23, 2003)

RancidPunx is either 25 or 14....nothing else....either really young, or playing out a joke thats gone for too long.

Anonymous (April 23, 2003)

I think u are wussemokid. That guy was pretty coool though. Like an inspiration. He was like a brother to me that i never got a chance to meet. Hey doesnt that sound like a emo song? Kickass, i can be emo. Fuck you!!!

-RaNcId PuNx

Anonymous (April 23, 2003)

comment of the week. right below me. - bigjerk

FortyMinutesWest (April 23, 2003)

I'm going to trademark the phrase "so sue me"(sue me will be covered as well), so that the next time some says that, I actually can sue them.

Anonymous (April 23, 2003)

if i ran the world

i would be able to sue you.

M4CH1N3 (April 22, 2003)

I eat meat. Sue me.

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

wussemokid is a good kid, leave him alone. Besides, he changed his name to rancidpunx, and your not supposesed to know its him!

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

By far the best record ever released on Fat. I mean, Strung Out aren't even close to match Frenzal's guitar prowess.

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

do all the songs sound unlike frenzals old stuff? i heard the song cocksucker and it sounded like a new sound, and im worried that they wont play anymore slow ones like "i love fucking up" and "i miss my lung"

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

hehehe, wussemorock... what a fag.

inagreendase (April 22, 2003)

quiet wussemorock

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

Thanks for making me hungry asshole! Oh yea and Rise Against kicks all the other austrailian bands asses. Brody Armstrong is frickin hot. Damn, some Austrailians kick ass. I wonder if i spelt austailian right.

-RaNcId PuNx

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

Is it me, or do these guys put a new album out every year? This score is for the reviewer's name....

(but still not as good as the username 'steakhouse')

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

chixdiggit may not be the best band, but their live show is a lot of fun...all request night every time i see them... - bigjerk

FortyMinutesWest (April 22, 2003)

Haha Chixdiggit,that band is fucking awful.

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

Talented musicians, but the more cd's they release, the further they descend into the crapper of mediocrity. I saw them play once in Calgary at the Night Gallery, and the lead singer (Jason, i think) broke his leg jumping back onto the stage. He got hauled out on an ambulance. KJ from Chixdiggit ater said it was the most punk rock thing he'd ever seen... - bigjerk

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

frenzal's ok. i've seen them live and they're pretty good. i'll check out the cd.

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

Fuck man you people hate frenzal, im an aussie and ive love frenzal, i mean some of there music may be shit, but they are the australian version of nofx and then some, they are our biggest band by sheer fans but definately not the best i give whoever said that one. By the way if anyones interested gordy plays for mindsnare too a top aussie hardcore band visist them at www.mindsnare.live.com.au

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

I dunno man, I'm Australian, but I never really got into Frenzal. I mean I've seen them a few times and theyre entertaining and shit, but the only songs I like are "We're going out tonight" and this other one i cant remember. Meh.

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

I don't think I could write any more for such an uninteresting band.

Anonymous (April 22, 2003)

They're hardly Australia's top punk band. Reserve such high acclaim for a more talented band. Even the Living End would be a better choice, though I'm sure there are better Australian bands than even them. I guess my point is, Frenzal Rhomb bites. But because I haven't heard the album, I can't rate it too harshly.

FortyMinutesWest (April 22, 2003)

It wasn't that bad of a review, I've seen reviews that have been alot longer and yet said less about the band.

inagreendase (April 22, 2003)

i guess it goes w/o saying but i'll be the first to do so - this review was extremely short. informative at least, but this was definitely half-assed so it could get posted. well, congrats whopper person, your ten-word review is on display.

punky (April 22, 2003)

This new album is better then their last album, but Not so tough now and Meet the Family are still the best Frenzal albums...
They should quit now, and let Gordy play drums for mindsnare (great aussie hc band) in peace.

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