MYSTECHS: Warriors and Warlocks: CD

I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for joke bands, and I don’t mean “joke band” in the Spinal Tap sense, but in the “we’re a real band that goes on tour and puts out records but we have funny lyrics” sense. And not funny lyrics in the Weird Al sense, but in the “our lyrics aren’t necessarily about anything particularly important so let’s just have fun with them” sense. However, as far as joke punk goes, this just doesn’t deliver the same way that Sockeye or the Warlock Pinchers did. I get the jokes. They just aren’t that funny. In that respect, this reminds me of Har Mar Superstar: the musicianship is competent, and it seems like they had a lot of fun making this record. I’m sure there’s an audience for this kind of music, but it’s not me.

 –ben (Omega Point)