Black Helicopter CD review by Howard Wuelfing

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Black Helicopter CD review by Howard Wuelfing
Jun 15, 2007, 08:37

Black Helicopter - Invisible Jet


On Black Helicopter's Invisible Jet one encounters much solid, if not overwhelming, goodness. They play basic noisy guitar rock with few added frills and outside of the occasional cloud of harmony vocals, the lead singing is serviceable. Black Helicopter apply this vocabulary to a nice range of staple genres that are all germane to the guitar–driven m.o., yet distinct from one another. The cumulative effect is stylistically coherent yet varied.  Ya gets your grinding, crunchy proto-grunge, Dino Jr. style post-no wave, as well as the shoegazery that the Brits distilled from that (in terms of composing strictures, not the overall production schemas) and even some OLD, old school mid-tempo melodic punk (Ramones, Crime etc.)

This will not change your world if you've ever heard Swervedriver, Screeching Weasel or Mudhoney—but it'll pass time pleasantly. If your main referents are Good Charlotte and Fall Out Boy…this could blow your mind worser than 5000 micrograms of pure STP acid. [Ecstatic Peace!]

-Howard Wuelfing


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