With "Intro To Fractions" All The Saints have taken a new direction. Compared to the 2008 debut "Fire On Corridor X" the second album of the band from Atlanta is completely in Noiserock - and the music of the band has lost its charm. Most of the 13 tracks could have been recorded in New York sometime in the early eighties, when acts like Swans or Sonic Youth gave the world Noiserock, when noise entered pop, rock and punk. Shrill and fast are the guitars of All The Saints. Rough, yeah, just cut it out, everything else is. Riffs, rhythms and melodies can only be recognized with difficulty, because the sound often blurs to a thick pulp. Even the vocals have difficulties not to get lost in it. It's quite deliberate. That's the concept behind it. But it lacks substance. In the past something like this was provocative, sometimes even great art. But All The Saints can't build on that. The album is at best something for hardcore fans of the genre.
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