It makes me sad to see that no-one has reviewed this stunning album since someone dismissed it as another "New Rock Revolution" also-ran back in 2003. It's so much more than that. The band always insisted that they'd split up within 5 years and sure enough, at the start of 2005, they did. But they left behind this album, its follow-up (and near-equal) Modern Apprentice and the excellent EP Basic Instructions. And that's not to mention their incendiary and occasionally out of control live shows.
As for what it sounds like, influences such as The Fall, Wire and Joy Division through - it's dark, fast, clattery and noisy, shot through with machine gun drumming, sheet metal guitars, thundering basslines and wry lyrics from the leather jacketed Mr Paul Resende. Art school punk at its best. RIP.