The World Inferno Friendship Society’s “The Anarchy And The Ecstasy” has been one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2011 ever since the Brooklyn/NJ cabaret punks announced it’s release date of March 15th. The 5th studio album from one of my favorite bands, I was a bit nervous upon first spin since I didn’t really dig their “Vox Inferne” EP the band released last year.
So was my nervousness founded at all? That depends. People used to the high energy songs that we’ve come to know and love from World Inferno may be a bit disappointed. The majority of music on “The Anarchy And The Ecstasy” is a much more mature sound, and for me, definitely a grower (which is why I waited so long to post on the album even though it was sent to me a while back).
Now after a few spins, I can definitely respect what World Inferno has done. The cabaret punks have incorporated even more musical styles in their music. Sure, they still have a few songs that older fans will love (particularly “I Am Sick Of People Being Sick Of My Shit” or the hitting close to home “Canonize Philip K. Dick, OK”), but the other songs incorporate elements of Casa Nova, Calypso, piano ballads, and celtic music to name a few. The songs are much more like ballads as well.
If you’re a World Inferno fan, you’re obviously going to pick this up regardless, but before you dismiss it, give it a few listens. It’ll grow on you, and I’m liking it with each additional spin.
World Inferno Friendship Society – I Am Sick Of People Being Sick Of My Shit
All Of The Blog Is A Stage (Dive):
World Inferno Friendship Society – A Demonstrational Introduction to the Astral Plane
World Inferno Friendship Society – Addicted to Bad Ideas
World Inferno Friendship Society – Just The Best Party
World Inferno Friendship Society – Red Eyed Soul
World Inferno Friendship Society – East Coast Super Sound Punk of Today