The (International) Noise Conspiracy: The Cross of My Calling
Swedes loose sight of their anarcho-punk "calling"
The (International) Noise Conspiracy professes an allegiance to situationist politics, which helps to explain, at least, the self-righteousness of the band's fifth album’s title. What it can’t excuse are the ham-handed metaphors adulterating these 49 minutes of emo/anarcho-punk. Vocalist Dennis Lyxzén's declaration that “we’re gonna bleed into the dustbins of history” bludgeons itself with tactlessness. And then there’s the blunt punchline of “I Am the Dynamite” (“I’m gonna explode!”), the facile call to action of “Boredom of Safety” (“things need to change / change them right now”) and the asinine rhetorical question of “Washington Bullets” (“do we want to get run down by capitalist machinery?”).
Listen to The (International) Noise Conspiracy's "Assassination of Myself" from The Cross of My Calling: