In under half a decade, The Blood Brothers have stretched musical definitions to their limits. With the arrival of Crimes, however, the quintet has found catharsis in its craft. Even more biting and sharp-tongued than previous material, the consistently brilliant lyrics and dual-vocal threat launch a roundabout verbal attack on current social and political issues. Musically The Blood Brothers can still sonically blast their way out of any room, but Crimes showcases the band's ability to incorporate melody into their brand of mayhem. Maracas, chimey pianos, and a girlie falsetto set you up for the harshest of screams, loudest guitars and most manic drum tracks set to tape. For fans of Sonic Youth, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, and At The Drive-In. For fans of genre-defying landmarks, and for fans of music, The Blood Brothers' Crimes could not have come at a more perfect time.