The Men that Will Not be Blamed for Nothing return with another album, this one with an even longer title than the album we can no longer name for legal reasons.
Inspired by the UK Steampunk scene this a bawdy romp through the comical interpretations of working class Victorian life and music with added influences from modernity, punk, Oi! And heavy rock, oh and erm… H P Lovecraft’s Cuthulu Mythos.
Musically this is a very tight and highly skilled album. Lyrically this is one of the funniest albums you will ever hear, but one does advice a degree of caution in allowing those of a delicate constitution from listening, as this is not an album for the faint of heart, it my very well frightening the horses and give the vicar an apoplexy.
This may be the reason why the men that will not be blamed for nothing can not be harmed by conventional weapons sets out to put the PUNK! In Steampunk and does exactly that whilst also putting it’s tongue firmly in it’s cheek. That said there is a a very serious underlying political message in several of the songs about the darker side of Victorian society, from the working conditions of the poor, to the imperialism and the sexual repression. The treatment given these subjects is very British, using humour to deal with some very dark ideas and it keeps the message from feeling to preachy.
If you buy one Steampunk album in your life, make it one by the Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing, if you only buy one album by the band… oh actually that is a hard one… both albums are excelent.