Published April 3, 2009
“Temptation is a bitch / Get on your knees and suck my dick, girl” …indeed. Steed Lord’s brilliantly named 15-track opus is mostly just silly, but the attempts to infuse the silliness with integrity and ingenuity make the 65 minutes worth it… sort of. There is real innovation here; It’s What U Do 2 Me’s flaunted vocoders and Thirst To Burst’s phasing eighties synth showcase a vitality to Steed Lord that easily outshines their techno contemporaries; but in the end, it’s just so much fluff. The vocal effects and movie samples can’t quite disguise the fact that Steed Lord’s bark is a lot harder than their bite, and their desire to be stylish and relevant a lot more powerful their drive than to write a good song, which is kind of a shame; their song writing, in the moments it does poke through, is pretty good. The fact that they still manage to be more interesting than the other bands of their scene just says more about how useless their scene is.
- The Verdict : Groovy, but it’s a bit too slow to party to and a bit too vacant to immerse in, plus Dirty Mutha is obviously ripped off of the SLUGS song MTHRFCKR.
- Listen: www.myspace.com/steedlord