The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing are a punk band that sit in the Steampunk genre. They are a unique band in a parallel universe where Victorian values never really ended. Steampunk means different things to different people, for some it means dressing up in Victorian clothing and acting out the mannerisms of whatever class they want to be, others will make modern items look a century old by modding them and so on. There is plenty of literature and many films that slot in to the Steampunk genre.
TMTWNBBFN do exactly what punk bands should do and rebel against society. It's subtle, but I think the band is rebelling against the crazier aspects of Steampunk whilst at the same time being part of it.
On to this debut album, the band tackles subjects such as Charles Darwin (Charlie), Victorian attitudes to mental health (Bedlam), engineers, war, literature and general Victorian attitudes (Etiquette and Victorian Grindcore).
The first single off this album was Sewer; trouble was you needed a phonograph to listen to it as it was released only on wax cylinder.
Highlights for me include Bedlam and Blood Red (a song about the British Empire).
I find the lyrics funny, with some songs having catchy sing-a-long sections (Charlie), and others crossing the boundaries of good taste (although still funny). Exactly how punk should be.
I guess if you are an evangelical Steampunk fan or someone who doesn't like loud, raucous music, you might not enjoy this, but this album really shouldn't be taken too seriously. The album is fun, the band live are fun, and I hope the next album continues in a similar vein.