Saturday, August 20, 2011
Seppuku Paradigm Unedited and Unreviewed
Their EP, Unedited/Unreviewed sounds something like a cross between Mansun, Filter, and a bit like Nine Inch Nails. The seven song EP is fueled by angst, loud guitars, bashed out drums, and synth flourishes that make it sound like an unofficial soundtrack to Hot Topic. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but Unedited/Unreviewed at times sounds a bit dated and a bit cliche; even Filter moved on after writing, "Hey Man Nice Shot." That being said, Unedited/Unreviewed is actually over two years old and who knows what S.P. sound like now and how they've progressed.
Despite its age, there are a few highlights scattered throughout Unedited/Unreviewed. The synthesized funk of "The Distorted Reality Show," and the dirty synths that make up Polymorphic remix of, "Sure Thing." are amongst the best the EP has to offer. If Seppuku Paradigm were to take some hints from these songs they might very well morph themselves synth-terrorists using sub-bass to destroy dancefloors wherever they go. In the meantime though, if you like your alt-rock dirty and synthesized then Unedited/Unreviewed will be right up your alley.