When I read a review of an album today, there is always a lot of rambling on about nothing that has to do with the album, be it the talk about the genre of the album or a short history of a band or even complete nonsense and then they will sum up the album in the final paragraph and it really tells you nothing about the album. Well they gave it an 8 out of 10 but what are some of the better songs I should check out? That is what I want to know when I read a review. And while I'm rambling on here it's to make a point. The first time I heard The Austerity Program I wasn't sure if I liked the vocals or not, but I listened to it again and for some reason they really fit the whats going on in the background really well. Anyway, this EP by The Austerity Program has no flaws. The songs are super catchy and you'll have the beats to the song and the lyrics stuck in your head for days. Song 25 kind of starts out slow and then about a minute and a half into the song it's just pure joy throughout. What makes this EP better than anything they have done to date is that they got rid of some of the boring and unneeded parts that were constant in their only LP, Black Madonna. They also cut down the song length to about 5 minutes a piece. So if you're looking for the best songs to listen to, it simply is all of them. There is only 4 songs and you will listen to them constantly. The only real complaint I have about it is it's an EP and not a full-length like I think they should have done.
As you know by now this is basically the album that would have been made if Celtic Frost had stayed together. I also can tell you that this album kicks some serious ass. Tom Fischer can continually write creative and catchy songs that just ache for multiple listens. The classic guitar sound is still there(thank you) and you really can't do anything while listening to this except bang your head and honestly what else would you want to do besides bang your head, sit there with your headphones on with a box of tissues(I know what you're thinking and eww) and weep at how sad and heartbreaking this shit is because it isn't. The best thing for you to do is crank it and just start punching people in the back of the head in hopes to start a mosh pit. My personal favorite song is Goetia. The way the drums and guitar just coincide with each other throughout the whole song is just awe-inspiring. Anyways, I really don't know what you're still doing reading this, just go out and by this so you can give it a listen as I'm sure you will truly enjoy it.