On March 12th, the second album by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, entitled (big breath, here) “This May Be The Reason Why The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing Cannot Be Killed By Conventional Weapons”, will be released. Do join us for the release party at Lockdown Bar and Grill, 1024 N. Western! Enjoy fine brews and pleasing burgers this Friday, 9PM.
Fans of their first album (no matter what its called) will find much to like here. From the metal men and dirty be-goggled women of “Now That’s What I Call Steampunk! Volume I”, “Conventional Weapons” brings us even further into their gritty Victorian world, but never loses that tongue-in-cheek charm and eye for history. This time, Victoria’s dabbling in voodoo, vacationers are interrupted by a Lovecraftian god, London is saved from its own excrement, we get a taste of British politically-oriented punk rock via the Whig party, and Tesla finds a new use for his famous coil. A vein of horror runs through the whole album, both natural and supernatural; not surprising, since The Men do like to remind us that, for most people, living in the 19th century didn’t tend to involve many parasols or top hats. There is a good blend of humor and sobriety, though. While one song explores the quirky Victorian obsession with masturbation, another looks at war through the eyes of the common soldier.
And the cherry on top of this punk/rock/metal sundae? Not one, but two cameos from a certain traveler of time and space. No spoilers on who, though!