Future Of The Left say they write pop songs, only angrier. But you’re not likely to catch your local postie cheerfully whistling opening track ‘Arming Eritrea’ on his morning round. The song’s nuclear riffs explode like MC5 on pills and then burst into a chorus which hits hard like At The Drive-In in their prime. From here on in though, things go somewhat downhill. The staccato guitar stabs and metronomic menace of ‘The Hope That House Built’ are clearly intended to sound intimidating, but actually remind you of Spinal Tap, and I don’t know what frontman Andrew Falkous looks like, but he sounds like a constipated Bruce Dickinson. This is music for pubescent teenage boys to listen to while they play online war games.

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