Just when you thought Chiodos had reached their climax with 2005’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’, they release ‘Bone Palace Ballet’. The CD’s first track ‘Is It Progression if a Cannibal Uses a Fork?’ begins the Album with a awe-inspiring piano sequence from Bradley Bell and an impressive display of machine gun drumming from Derek Frost that leads into the guitar riff and Owens’ high-pitched wail. As much as people love to hate Chiodos and their sudden rise to fame no one can doubt the originality or talent showcased in these ten tracks.
These uniquely titled tracks (including ‘ If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink’ and Teeth The Size of Piano Keys’) are destined for thousands of Ipods and Myspace profiles to come, & not one of them I would consider as a ‘filler track’.
An apparent difference in Bone Palace Ballet and Chiodos’ previous CD is in use of Bell’s talents on the keyboard. The keyboard carries a lot of the songs without drowning out the rest of the band. Although this CD is a lot more polished and nothing will ever replace ‘ Baby Wouldn’t Last a Minute on The Creek’ or ‘There’s No Penguin’s in Alaska’ in my heart, there is an obvious improvement in the talent of these six already impressive guy. I have nothing negative to say about Chiodos and I look forward to more heart-pounding adrenaline-pumping music from these artists.isn’t a waste of money because once you start listening to it, good luck stopping.
5 out of 5 [AC]