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Intro5pect

Intro5pect: Intro5pectIntro5pect (2003)
A-F Records

Reviewer Rating: 5
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Electronics in punk rock?! Before I heard this band I never thought it would work! Surprisingly, Intro5pect does a pretty amazing job of staying true to their punk roots while not being afraid to experiment with other styles of music. If you have the latest A-F records sampler, you might recogniz.
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Electronics in punk rock?! Before I heard this band I never thought it would work! Surprisingly, Intro5pect does a pretty amazing job of staying true to their punk roots while not being afraid to experiment with other styles of music.

If you have the latest A-F records sampler, you might recognize the first track "Rights." If you're a true punk fan you might think to yourself "what the hell is this? This isn't what I'm used to hearing!" while listening to the first few seconds of this song. Admittedly, I thought the same thing. But once the guitars and vocals kick in you'll realize why this band is so amazing and unique. "Rights" is really heavy on the synth, and though I really believe after a few listens this song will get stuck in your head, it may not be the best first Intro5pect song for the punk enthusiast. In my opinion, the best songs are "No More Time" and "Rkn.rll" (rock and roll). These songs remind me of classic '77-era punk with the punk politics of the early 80's. There really is something for everybody since no two songs sound exactly alike. For example, "Sustainable Yield" has an intro remniscent of the Exploited, while "Profit Margins" has more of a futuristic electronic feel to it. Some of the best stuff on this record is the random MIDI samples for those who like just a touch of Nintendo music in their punk rock. Don't get me wrong - even if you took the electronics out, this would be a great punk record.

Finally, along with the lyrics, the liner notes have a brief explanation of each song and what they mean to the band. This works out well because the lyrics are not only political, but philosophical; imagine a mixture of Bad Religion and Anti-Flag lyrics. Speaking of Anti-Flag, apparently Justin Sane liked the band so much he helped produce this CD, and you can even hear him help chant some of the backup vocals.

This is an awesome CD and I really wish I would have checked them out sooner. The first time I heard their song on the A-F comp I thought it was okay, but once I borrowed this from a friend a few months back and actually listened to the whole thing, I was hooked. I really think that Intro5pect will be a punk rock household name in the next few years. I urge all of you with open minds to check out this CD and judge for yourselves.

 

 
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tickticktimebomb (May 7, 2008)

Love the keyboard. Its always good to mix it up a little. I went to the Intro5pect/The Unseen show. It was great.

dontwantaname (November 5, 2007)

More Yellowcard, less yawn!

Anonymous (April 27, 2005)

Good shit!

Anonymous (January 11, 2005)

Looking forward to another release...

Anonymous (December 24, 2004)

Yeah, how many punk albums are worth 10's? That is some whack shit. There are like maybe, 3 or 4 albums I would give tens to.

-Jerry's Kids "Is this my world"
-Poison Idea "Feel the Darkness"
-The Clash "London Calling"
-Nine Shocks Terror "Zen and the Art of Beating your ass"

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

If you like these guys. Check out these other guys. www.uncleoutrage.com

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

Awesome cd...good review

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

garbage. crap. dont waste your time with this.

Anonymous (December 23, 2004)

I accidently downloaded this cd on emusic a few weeks ago, it was alot more fun the first week but education is the funniest song ever, i absolutley love the vocal lines.

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

Oops..take out the period on the link below

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

This score is for the song rkn.rll - everybody download it! http://www.myspace.com/intro5pect. Yeah and the lyrics on the cd rip!

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

Whatever. I like the cd. It has NOTHING to do with Justin Sane doing backups or whatever. The singer reminds me of Mike McColgan..you know..from when the Dropkicks were good!

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

electronics in punk? what are you, 12 or something?

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

i hate how justin sane, or #2 will show up on the AF bands records and stick their nose in everything... doing backup vocals and shit just so the band can go "justin or #2 from anti flag are on it! you should buy it!" and im sure some sad poor son of a bitch will buy it because of that.

gladimnotemo (December 22, 2004)

"I think everybody needs to hear this album all the way through once or twice to really have it affect you."

Huh? Because I don't like it, I'm close-minded? I don't like it because it sounds like dance music with punk songs underneath. There's a lot more bands with great messages out there...and this review blows this band way out of proportion. TONS of bands have used electronics/synth/dance whatever you wanna say is 'ground-breaking' before these guys.

And, Justin Sane is very audible on the songs. Not good.

ThriveToFailure (December 22, 2004)

"Electronics in punk rock?! Before I heard this band I never thought it would work!"

My God, you're right! Because it's never been done before! Not successfully! Not once! Ever! Not even by Refused! Or The Faint! Or Pitchshifter! Or a number of other bands!

(Score is for using exclamation points in statements illustrating idiocy)

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

M1N0R THR3AT
TH3 CLA5H
...

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

I don't trust bands with a number instead of a letter in their name.

TheOneTrueBill (December 22, 2004)

introfivepect?

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

I think Keith Morris from Circle Jerks said it best when talking about his own side project: "It gets really freaky and a lot of the punk rock people don't like it. We're kind of upset about that, because we always thought that the punk rock people were more open-minded, and as it turns out, they are probably the most close-minded, cliquish and selfish out of all the music fans". He could have been talking about Intro5pect.

I think some people (although I know a lot of punk kids who love this band) are really closed minded about this band just cause they have a different name or a different style. Funny thing is, they are one of the most relevant punk bands today BECAUSE they're doing something so different from everybody else and because they have a really strong message. And in my opinion, they're definitely one of the best bands on A-F. I think everybody needs to hear this album all the way through once or twice to really have it affect you.

-Matt

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

Pretty good album. Best show ever: TSOL, Leftover Crack, Intro5pect.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

You know what guys, go see them live. I know at least a few of my friends were reluctant to go see them last summer when they played in NY w/Behind Enemy Lines, but they put on a fucking great show.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

Do you see what happens when I step down as reviews editor? Do you see what happens?

-Scott

Yeah, good bands like the Mad Caddies and These Arms Are Snakes stop getting 2s.

-Chinatown

andrew13 (December 21, 2004)

sorryscott but i gotta agree... i was gonna write a review for this when i go back to college... i love this record... it's deffinatly at least a 8 or 9 if not a 10... rights, rck.rll,education, and about ever other track on this rules...

gladimnotemo (December 21, 2004)

"Do you see what happens when I step down as reviews editor? Do you see what happens?

-Scott"

I said something early on...now look, the salad days are gone.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

i like intro5spect and i liked atari teenage riot even more.

trailerparkjesus (December 21, 2004)

I actually did hear that song off the sampler and tried to download the album.. never found it..

Anchors (December 21, 2004)

I'm not claiming my reviews to be above most people's or anything Scott, but for the sake of humanity, you have to do something about reviews like this.

maverick (December 21, 2004)

Do you see what happens when I step down as reviews editor? Do you see what happens?

-Scott

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

great album. not a ten.

Anchors (December 21, 2004)

Score is for bands with numbers in their name, especially as replacement for letters.

And more than anything, I wish I could stab you in the face with a dull fork for every time the word 'punk' is mentioned.

Icapped2pac (December 21, 2004)

A 10? Jesus christ, you gotta be kidding me.

notfeelingcreative (December 21, 2004)

I love the way they amalgamate the drum and bass with the punk shit, this and the code "alert aware involved" were my two favorite releases in the rush of a-f bands a couple years ago!

gladimnotemo (December 21, 2004)

"Electronics in punk rock?! Before I heard this band I never thought it would work! "

I am convinced this is the first "punk" CD this reviewer has ever listened to.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

this is one of those bands that's soooo bad, that you'll listen to them just for a laugh... put it on at any party and you'll guarantee more laughs than a giggle factory.

Crookedsuperhero (December 21, 2004)

Nice name.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

:)

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