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It's like listening to someone trying to rap in a lightning field. This is a telling moment on an album that always seems to be shouting over itself, a tone that accounts for Fist of God 's virtues and shortcomings alike. Jesse F.
Back inwhen the snazzy duo properly fatigued our bodies back with The Looksit was hard to imagine these electro rockers capable of creating music that could make our little hearts skip even faster than before, but Fist of God goes to show that we were all very, very wrong in our assumptions. The result is a combo of old-school melodies and post-mod dissonance that invokes nostalgia while remembering to sound original and of course never forgetting its booming electronic roots. Highlighting Fist of God is unsurprisingly the title track, falling midway on the album and proving to be one of its better numbers. As harsh as it may sound, Fist of God ultimately just falls amongst the many other electro records out there right now.
Most importantly, the Toronto-based dance duo ditched their obnoxious vocodor in favour of guest artists including Ghostface Killah and John Legend. The problem lies in precisely what makes them so interesting — nearly every song works well on its own, but about halfway through the disc the frenetic keys and blistering drums get repetitive. On the web www.
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Dance music has never exactly been a fertile crescent of innovation. Fist of Godthe Canadian duo's second LP, is an album that's far more interested in staking out its territory in a comfortable, well-traveled spot in the modern landscape of dance music than it is with crossing boundaries. To put it another way: you know that hardcore band that some dudes you sort of knew formed during college, the one whose "original" songs were half-assed cut and paste jobs culled from whatever interesting stuff they could find on old Misfits and Black Flag records?