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Bomb Town

Bomb Town: !?Interrobang?!!?Interrobang?! (2008)
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Reviewer Rating: 4


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Bomb Town hail from New Jersey and combine elements of dub reggae with a frenzied ska twist that, together with a heap of heavy hardcore breakdowns, makes for one killer record. !?Interrobang?! is the latest from the group and packs 14 tracks that will no doubt leave many listeners dumbfounded..
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Bomb Town hail from New Jersey and combine elements of dub reggae with a frenzied ska twist that, together with a heap of heavy hardcore breakdowns, makes for one killer record.

!?Interrobang?! is the latest from the group and packs 14 tracks that will no doubt leave many listeners dumbfounded. The range of influence on this disc alone is so incredibly perverse and doubly different that it makes the record cut like a clean spool of razor wire.

Founded by lead singer Tommi Infamous back in 2002, the Bomb Town guys have no doubt grown into their sound and have carved out a place among their musical brethren. The band has set the Jersey town scene ablaze with an infectious onslaught of keys and blaring horns, which encompass a sound that's as rich as it is complex.

As far as this reviewer is concerned, Bomb Town's music is unclassifiable. This is a sentiment that's been used before, but in actuality, !?Interrobang?! stands as one of those few yearly releases that not only breaks the mold, but leaves it in a million tattered pieces.

This album is accented by tracks like "Babylon Girl" and "Lyrics by the Ton," which feature a dub sound that is both fresh and original. This musical effort sees Bomb Town collaborating with quite a few underground musicians including Dr. Ring Ding and Rocker T. These song collaborations really help to complement the flow of the album and each brings with it its own unique flavor.

Having seen quite a few changes in group members over the years, Tommi seems to have assembled a good team of musicians on this release. What you've got here is a raucous bunch who'll continue to explore new levels of collective creativity and controlled chaos and in the end, that's all we listeners can hope for.

 

 
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grafixx (April 21, 2009)

i've seen bomb town several times, along with the band they sprang from (hub city stompers, of which i believe jenny whiskey and matt are still members), and i have say, i listened to these tracks, and afterwards was only able to spare a "meh."

until tommy infamous can actually get some sort of interesting quality to his voice that makes up for his godawfully monotone delivery, i won't give them a second thought.

MeeSTa3k (April 21, 2009)

"The band has set the Jersey town scene ablaze with an infectious onslaught of keys and blaring horns" doesn't really say shit. Just saying. I used real words instead of cliche metaphors and "unclassifiable". I think I had the same experience with the album as the reviewer, though.

mikexdude (April 21, 2009)

MeeSTa3k, he basically stated everything you did. Just be happy he gave it a positive review, cause if it was me, it would be much different.

MeeSTa3k (April 21, 2009)

This review doesn't really capture the album or the band. They're like the broadest ska-punk band I've heard, going from dub and dancehall through ska to hardcore punk. Often in the same song, and often very naturally. The production from King Django ensures that the album sounds full and expansive, and the guest vocalists bring even more variety to an already diverse collection of tracks. Listen to the myspace for a taste.

eazyd2 (April 21, 2009)

sounds interesting

mikexdude (April 21, 2009)

Horrible artwork.

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