I honestly hope no one mistakenly downloads this thinking it’s going to be a Christmas album; they will be in for a very large shock. I say that because The Emotron is self-described “vulgar synth-punk”, and my god that couldn’t be truer. If there was an album that needed a “Parental Advisory” sticker it’s this one. The Emotron is a one-man-band that plays some of the catchiest synth/pop-punk I’ve ever heard. It’s in the same vein as Atom and his Package but with more of a punk kick, which is a very good thing. In fact some of the best songs on the album have a more hardcore feel to them. With that said there’s a lot of variety here, one track is a Bright Eyes inspired/mocking and another is a country western ho-down with all synthy goodness in between. However, some would say The Emotron is a bad man, a bad, bad man. It’s strange to listen to the creator of the tron, Kyle Knight discuss music and such in interviews; he sounds like a regular dude making music. When Knight takes on The Emotron’s persona it’s as if he becomes a fun loving yet pissed off anti-hero who on the one hand rails against bullies but on the other “hopes you get cancer when you listen to The Cure”. I’m not sure if I should love The Emotron for who he is or be afraid to even go near him.
So let’s review:
-some of the best pop-punk and synth-punk ever
-going to offend at least one person who downloads
-you should download this album because it’s amazing
P.S. If I haven’t done enough to convince you how vulgar The Emotron can be, recently in live shows he’s stripped down covered in flour and fake blood while shitting out chocolate syrup he put up his ass and trying to piss in his mouth. This is all before he sets his dick on fire. You have been warned.