Album Reviews

Hi-Vis High Tea
Frenzal Rhomb - Hi-Vis High Tea
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:19
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On their ninth album, Frenzal Rhomb thrash, stumble and burn their way through twenty tracks in a little over half an hour while poking fun at everything and everyone along the way with tongue planted firmly in cheek. So if you’re wondering if they changed, the answer would be no. And if you asked them directly, that ‘no’ would probably be followed by the words ‘you’ and ‘cunt’.


Titles like “Classic Pervert”, “Cunt Act” and “I’m Shelving Stacks (As I’m Stacking Shelves)” should make it obvious that Jason Whalley’s lyrics are still as politically correct as the songs themselves are subtle. And much like Trump’s intelligence briefings, they are short and fast.


Twenty-five years in, it’s already surprising enough that these guys are still alive. Even more surprising is that “Hi-Vis High Tea” is a solid album that demands to played loud. If only to piss off the neighbours.


Track listing:

  1. Classic Pervert
  2. Ray Ahn Is My Spirit Animal
  3. Cunt Act
  4. Sneeze Guard
  5. I'm Shelving Stacks (As I'm Stacking Shelves)
  6. The Criminals' Airline
  7. Storage Unit Pill Press
  8. School Reunion
  9. Ex Pat
  10. Beer And A Shot
  11. The Black Prince
  12. Bunbury
  13. Pigworm
  14. Digging A Hole For Myself
  15. Don't Cast Aspergers On Me
  16. Messed Up
  17. Mental Problems
  18. Waiting For The Postman
  19. Organ Donor
  20. Food Court
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.