THE AUBURN SYSTEM - same - FIVE POINT
On the positive side The Auburn System is a crushingly heavy band with the same intricate delivery style as Mastodon or The Red Chord. The quintet's version of techno-grind benefits from actual chords, breaks and a big guitar sound. The fast and blasting parts are also a treat to listen to. On the other hand, bands like this are becoming a dime a dozen. Bands and labels will now beat this trend to the ground to death to utter demise forever and ever until everyone dies of asphyxiation. Moreover, The Auburn System and its brethren really need a better image. These guys all look like they could pump gas at Petro Canada - seriously. Would I be inclined to pay to get into a show to see these guys rock back and forth on stage? Probably not. Oh, and the EP features five songs, is ten minutes long and has a song entitled James Berardinelli Is The Smartest Man On The Internet. - Ali "The Metallian"