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Electric Frankenstein

Electric Frankenstein: Burn Bright, Burn Fast!Burn Bright, Burn Fast! (2005)
TKO Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


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Electric Frankenstein possess something that most punk bands today don't. Raw conviction. There's no arguing the point. Burn Bright, Burn Fast! is forty-five minutes of unrelenting punk fury. It's all here. Everything a good punk record needs, and everything so many mediocre punk records are m.
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Electric Frankenstein possess something that most punk bands today don't.

Raw conviction.

There's no arguing the point. Burn Bright, Burn Fast! is forty-five minutes of unrelenting punk fury. It's all here. Everything a good punk record needs, and everything so many mediocre punk records are missing. There's no simple answer for what those albums are missing, but I can undoubtedly say, this will not be an album to disappoint on any plane. The title track starts the album off, and it starts off at a relatively slow pace, but quickly picks up steam with some great rhythms and vocals to match. And by the third song, the band has already been kicked into full gear.

"Fired Up for Action" starts with a tight bass part, but quickly the scathing, hoarse vocals of Steve Miller kick it up a notch. The real action starts when Miller and rhythm guitarist Sal Canzonieri start lighting things up with terrific dueling guitar action, until Miller lets out a scream from hell, and the rest of the band comes back in to finish the track. The following songs slow down the action a bit, but the band stays true to form, and none of the momentum previously gained goes out the window. The mayhem may have slowed down a bit, but nobody let Miller know, as both his rhythms and solos continue to be a fantastic example of what the band is capable of. Miller's sneer is just as present as his guitar, and again, no matter the pace, he rips through the lyrics with reckless abandon, to destructive results.

About halfway through the record, Electric Frankenstein catch a strong second wind. "Life in Rewind" is one of the strongest efforts on the album, encompassing perfectly all that they've been building on and working with thus far. The vocals are absolutely menacing, and the guitar, bass, and drum work won't offer any sort of reprieve. They just keep on coming and keep on coming harder than they were going before. "Talk, Talk" sounds like somewhat of a punk rock sea-shanty in parts, with a real sing-song feel throughout that's only accented by the guitar work. That, more than anything, is overwhelmingly impressive throughout the entire time listening to the album: Both guitarists are just spot on. There were no instances whatsoever where things sounded out of place, were too fast or slow, or did anything but sound perfect to the vocals they were flying under.

If you're looking for a complaint about this album, you won't find it here. It's loud, brash, and extremely technically sound. Oozing a raw punk ethic from every pore, this is the embodiment of every band your parents have ever hated.

 

 
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Anonymous (December 15, 2005)

so gay. i mean..the album art alone makes me want to vomit.

Anonymous (December 14, 2005)

holly fucknuts they cover The Music Machine!?!?! all we need are some Sonics covers and we'll be set.

Anonymous (December 14, 2005)

This band is for the parents of people on this site. I'm 23, i expect to be really into this band sometime in my 30's.

-Ken

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

I was guessing... I didn't think this band would take that song title and just make their own song.

-Will

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

This used to be the only band I listened to about 5 or 6 years ago...and yes, talk talk is a cover. from a band called "the music machine" or something like that. it's from the 60s and is on the Nuggets boxed set put out by rhino records

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

Is "Talk Talk" a cover?

-Will

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

if you came over this record so much, how come you only gave it 3.5 stars? Was it cos when you ejaculated, it lost a star, cos you just wanted to sleep

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

I'm a huge fan of punk n' roll and everything, but I've never really been able to get into EF. Too bad because they seem like a really cool band.

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

never got into this band.

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

good to see some people like some good rock around here.
there's already more comments than the average news story about ef, which is also a good thing.
and, for anyone wondering, the best ef albums (in my opinion) to start with are:
1. the time is now
2. how to make a monster
3. conquers the world

you really can't go wrong withanythig these guys are associated with, though. it's about fuckin time they get represented on this site.

SalsaShark (December 13, 2005)

For the last person...

http://www.electricfrankenstein.com/ef-stuff/EF Common files/Efstuff_sound.html

Electric Frankenstein kicks ass.

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

That artwork is amazing.

Does anyone have any mp3 links? I wanna hear something from this before I consider buying it.

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

Also, does anyone remember 8 years ago or so when ever single issue of Thrasher had an ad for this band? The good ol' days.

Anonymous (December 13, 2005)

How to Make a Monster was kick ass also.

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