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Pandamonium

Pandamonium: Pandamonium [7 inch]Pandamonium [7 inch] (2007)
One Percent Press

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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There's a lot of comparisons I've made over the years in my reviews, but I'm fairly sure Melt-Banana has never been one of them. Until now, of course. MPLS' Pandamonium plays speedy hardcore punk that, thanks to their somewhat cartoony, squeaking female vocalist, garners that direct comparison. H.
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There's a lot of comparisons I've made over the years in my reviews, but I'm fairly sure Melt-Banana has never been one of them. Until now, of course.

MPLS' Pandamonium plays speedy hardcore punk that, thanks to their somewhat cartoony, squeaking female vocalist, garners that direct comparison. However, musically they actually owe much more to late `80s hardcore (Youth of Today, Infest) than any sort of Japanese noise rock, which puts them in an entirely different scene and context.

I can't really differentiate between one song and another, but the band have seem to have a hold of some decent songwriting chops. Their self-titled 7" blows by in practically no time, and could use a start-stop and a better variety of tempos, but this isn't bad stuff.

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givemeamuseumandillfillit (March 24, 2008)

Melt banana and youth of today, eh?
Weirdly enough, this is one of the "what if..." combinations i've spent most time talking about with friends...

....and sure, it sounds like that, but it's not very exciting.

AlmostPunkEnough (March 24, 2008)

i much prefer the Pickled Dick album that this band may have grabbed their moniker from. (though i actually have no idea which came first).

douglas_is_rad (March 23, 2008)

I hate the phrase "get into it". This release sounds like it's worth checking out.

theonetruebill (March 23, 2008)

Were you at the show at SubT in Chicago? That shit was wacky.

kamatacci (March 22, 2008)

Very good band. I really digged their demo. And them with Total Fury and Double Negative was one of the best shows I've seen in awhile.

ven89 (March 21, 2008)

Good band. Four girls and a dude on the skins playing really fast. Get into it.

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