Error - "self-titled"
Error is something new and refreshing from Epitaph, a label primarily
known for it Orange County punk rock (the Offspring, Rancid, Bad
The band is essentially, just two guys: brothers Atticus and Leopold
Ross. Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion fills in with background vocals,
and the lead vocals are supplied by Dillenger Escape Plan's Gregg
The whole things sounds like the brothers spent a lot of time doing
massive amounts of speed and listening to Atari Teenage Riot and "Come
to Daddy"-era Aphex Twin. This is not, by all means, a bad thing. The
label on the cd bills it as "electro-punk," which is just another way
of saying "digital hardcore" and not getting sued by Alec Empire.
The album is an EP, which is just about my limit for
industrial/electro/clash/whatever these days. Thankfully, the cd flows
very well. There's good use of atmospheric swirls between the crashing
and banging beats that make up the majority of the songs. Sadly, the
weakest song on here is a cover of 999's "Homicide." Old-school punk,
at least not in this case, does not lend itself to electronic stylings.
All in all, however, the disc wouldn't be out of place between sets at
a punk, metal, or hardcore show, to say nothing of the fact that the
industrial kids should eat this right up. It's got just the right
amount of danceability, without sacrificing any anger or speed. It's
punk fury, but with electronic dance stylings. Good shit.