Protomen — Act II

Reviewed by yewknee

If someone had asked me a few years ago if it was possible for The Protomen to get more dramatic than they already were I would have said 100% No Way. However, they proved that notion very very wrong. Act II is a rock opera of most literal degree. The booklet that accompanies the disc reads like a script and the music plays it out pretty much to a T. The band has also delved into some 80's Rock Ballad territory that I'm not entirely comfortable with and, ultimately, detracts from my enjoyment of the record. The Spaghetti Western style stuff is fantastic and they've got a masterful usage of keyboards throughout - so I'd give it a solid B in the end.

Jun 3 2010