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The Blood Brothers

The Blood Brothers: March on Electric ChildrenMarch on Electric Children (2002)
Three One G Records

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Contributed by: SilentStormsSilentStorms
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Meh. That was my first reaction to this album. At the time I purchased this cd, I was starting to obsess over Burn, Piano Island, Burn. The dual vocal shrieking, the dual vocal singing, the random yet catchy guitar riffs, the distorted bass, and the hectic drumming were something that I had never.
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Meh. That was my first reaction to this album. At the time I purchased this cd, I was starting to obsess over Burn, Piano Island, Burn. The dual vocal shrieking, the dual vocal singing, the random yet catchy guitar riffs, the distorted bass, and the hectic drumming were something that I had never heard or experienced before. At some points extremely chaotic, and at others very melodic ‚?? I could tell this band was very different from anything I had heard before.

So I picked up March On Electric Children, as I had heard it was almost as brilliant as Burn, Piano Island, Burn. The first couple of listens I felt very let down. The album sounded like one long song, lacked variety, Johnny Whitney didn't sing as much, and the really melodic and really chaotic parts didn't seem to be there. If you feel the same way after the first couple of listens‚?¶trust me, just keep listening.

I think the only way to truly comprehend the genius that is The Blood Brothers is to find the melodies that lie in the music. At first it's pretty difficult because everything seems so damn random, but soon enough you begin to hear it. Once that is accomplished just listen to the way Johnny and Jordan intertwine their vocals, as it blows my mind‚?¶among other things.

The lyrical content is superb. This album continues the story of Piano Island and whorish exploits, with a new character called Mr. Electric Ocean. My interpretation of this short story is that Mr. Electric Ocean makes the slew his wife (in the song New York Slave), and he basically has a lot of sex with her. I'm still in the midst of trying to decide what else is happening, because the lyrics use a lot of metaphors and other devices to convey their messages. If anyone else has opinions on this album's story, I strongly suggest you to post them below.

I would very much like to make band comparisons for everyone (as I always want to have an idea of what the band sounds like), but I can't make any one suggestion. In my opinion they sound like a fusion of Refused, Choke, and At The Drive-In. That probably doesn't help much, but you really have to hear The Blood Brothers to understand what they sound like. Try downloading Siamese Gun (my favorite song of all time), March On Electric Children, New York Slave, and Kiss of the Octopus. I truly think this is one of the greatest albums ever released, so you should at least check it out if you have the time.

 

 
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children (March 2, 2012)

Dooood

mattyMattymattyMatty (January 21, 2008)

best album from my favorite band.

Anonymous (November 24, 2005)

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Anonymous (September 13, 2005)

The wife in question ends up becoming a porn star. Yippee!

Yea, this album is the shit. It flows better than anything else they've written.

Anonymous (July 18, 2005)

the blood brothers arent emo you ignorant fucks... if you cannot see that the blood brothers are an incredibly innovative and talented band than you are a dumb fucker who probably listens to shitty music, has no concept of music theory, or doesnt play a musical instrument at all... continue listening to your repetitive bullshit music that all sounds the same... the blood brothers kick ass... you need to stop being such a close minded homophobic jackass to enjoy creative, talented, music.... like the blood brothers... i think anyone who understand music theory can appreciate the blood brothers...

Anonymous (December 7, 2004)

Wow! Talk about the GOD's of screamo! This CD almost made me cry...and yell!

Anonymous (August 8, 2004)

and back to the blood brothers..

i think you just have to have an ear for them, then you'll understand why their music is so good. i guess that's why you either love them or you hate them.

SickBRAAAAH (February 24, 2004)

affirmative action rules! and fuck the republicans! and i am a honkey bitch!

501 (September 19, 2003)

Yeah trendy revolutions! WE IGNORE THEM CAUSE THEY ARINT HARDCORE OR PUNK. Fuckin right man we still listen to Black Flag and Pennywise, cause they definatly arint trendy.
I hate all you people like that so much, sooo much. Please stop being so ignorant. You make me so disgusted with what you assholes have become or always were.
Anyways The Blood Brothers fucking own.

samnorth (August 8, 2003)

i'm glad i got sick of the blood brothers at just about the same time all of you kids (especially the reviewer) started liking them. otherwise, i might have felt kind of uncool.

Anonymous (August 6, 2003)

i dont know, i downloaded some of this to see what it was all about. it wasn't bad, i kinda liked it, which is more than i can say about cursive and all the 'hype' surrounding them.

Anonymous (August 6, 2003)

College cost just went up 21% in the state I live in... So now not even us spoilt whiteys of the lower middle class could afford it.

-BSD

Jon_the_Skafather (August 5, 2003)

*manditory blood brothers suck comment*

blood brothers fucking suck. move on to your next trendy "revolutionary" band of the minute already.

GreenVandal (August 5, 2003)

The hold me down thing was a play on words of what BSD said, just in case you didnt catch on to that. Outside of that, I dont see how I said the government is holding me down. Actually, they are the only one helping me, as they give me aid regardless of color, which I find rather ironic. Almost all scholarships are run by business/individuals, so you could say I blame the theory that if your white you got it made. Or maybe I blame colleges for costing so damn much. Or maybe I blame our society for making me have to go to college to become the proffession of my choice. Or maybe I blame you for insulting me, and not giving any reasons why. I said it once, and Ill say it again. Rascism works both ways. Give aid based on need. And most importantly, fuck you.

Anonymous (August 4, 2003)

"Actually, its people like you who base there viuews on skin color rather then need that are working against me. Why do you think black kids need help more then me? Perhaps you dont think they can pull it off by themsleves? Maybe thats your hidden agenda BSD...you think they need the helping hand because they are too weak without it."

Oh come off it. I've debated this with you before and you didn't even respond. Yes, blacks can get into college without a government regulation... But you act like the government is trying to keep you down or something. You're such an asshat, please piss off because it seems you don't really know what the fuck yer talkin about.

Anonymous (August 4, 2003)

this is the most retarded forum i have ever been to

Anonymous (August 4, 2003)

Wow the comment 2nd below me is fucking bad, but since it is BSD, ill laugh.

Anonymous (August 4, 2003)

yes there is a band called assuck. And that is the end of this arugment.

Anonymous (August 4, 2003)

if bsd is black, why is anyone speaking with him anyway?

GreenVandal (August 4, 2003)

Actually, its people like you who base there viuews on skin color rather then need that are working against me. Why do you think black kids need help more then me? Perhaps you dont think they can pull it off by themsleves? Maybe thats your hidden agenda BSD...you think they need the helping hand because they are too weak without it.

How republican of you. Throw the grunts a bone, and reap back the profits in the form of a positive public opinion.

For someone so "punk" you sure think between small lines.

And dont even try to tell me I cant make fun of you for your musical tatstes, if I remember correctly, every post you have ever made is making fun of someones musical tastes. Fuck off.

Anonymous (August 4, 2003)

"I'm getting into college based on who my parents are...so fuck your minorites, and your merits, it's all about having everything handed to you!"

Damn, you, rich white boy! By the time you're president of some huge oil company, the Latinos will have become the majority!

-BSD

dignin (August 3, 2003)

schools not punk rock!!!!

Kevin11 (August 3, 2003)

I'm getting into college based on who my parents are...so fuck your minorites, and your merits, it's all about having everything handed to you!

Anonymous (August 3, 2003)

"and BSD makes a fool of himself again, because what he said made no sense what so ever, how do you even know that he isnt in college already, and what makes you think you and your "minority friends" would actually find his identity? i mean come on know, how dumb can you get, if anything, the thrice army will murder you before you even find out what his name is"

Oh boy this is too good. I have a giant computer that the NAACP uses to keep track of whities who don't want minorities getting benefits in getting in to college. With our hordes of black people that don't REALLY deserve to be in college, we will rub it in their face that they will become a WHITE MINORITY.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 3, 2003)

I like what I've heard of the Blood Brothers, which isn't much. The thing that strikes me though is that the singing kind of sounds like a parent and a child having an argument... but it's kinda cool in that respect...

-ty

Anonymous (August 3, 2003)

and BSD makes a fool of himself again, because what he said made no sense what so ever, how do you even know that he isnt in college already, and what makes you think you and your "minority friends" would actually find his identity? i mean come on know, how dumb can you get, if anything, the thrice army will murder you before you even find out what his name is

Anonymous (August 3, 2003)

i never liked the word "sass-core." it's a pretty stupid genre name. although i do like this blood brothers album more than "burn, piano island, burn."

Ramo

Anonymous (August 2, 2003)

Ohhh, but who's gonna be getting into college before your poor white ass, GreenVandal? Yeah, that's right: My black pal Malcom. Yeah, because my taste in music differs from yours, I am a jackass, but I just can't wait until all of my minority friends butt ahead of you in the admission line to college. BECAUSE, GREENVANDAL, THE MINORITIES MUST BE PLOTTING AGAINST YOU.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 2, 2003)

HAHAHAHAHAHA, amen to greenvandel's comment, perfectly said. And with that being said, the Blood Brothers are AMAZING

GreenVandal (August 2, 2003)

Thanks for the enlightenment BSD. Without your daily comments I would have a hard time remembering how to identify a mindless shit bag from a intelligent person. But by your example, I can always weed out the idiots. You truly are the ideal jackass.

The blood brothers are great. Catch em live if you can.

funkisdead (August 2, 2003)

i don't know what the big deal with this is. the hype-machine is running its course.

Anonymous (August 2, 2003)

Once again another crappy one line dis from the ignorant prick BSD

Anonymous (August 2, 2003)

This shit bites.

-BSD

Anonymous (August 2, 2003)

Burn piano island burn and this cd makes my throat bleed their so good. MMmmm blood.

GreenVandal (August 2, 2003)

Fucking awesome. Love this band. Love this CD. No idea about the lyrics though.

Anonymous (August 2, 2003)

Can anyone say OVERRATED? I can

Burn, Piano Island Burn is slightly less shit, but shit none-the-less.

-bemused-

Anonymous (August 2, 2003)

don't say motherfucker, motherfucker

Anonymous (August 1, 2003)

so many people have a hard on for this band and i don't understand why

Anonymous (August 1, 2003)

don't say wtf

Anonymous (August 1, 2003)

it's great, but it's too emo whiny.

WTF!!!?

Anonymous (August 1, 2003)

it's great, but it's too emo whiny.

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