After what seemed like forever, riding on the tails of their 2007 breakthrough album, “Walking With Strangers“, Canada’s own The Birthday Massacre are back with their fourth album, “Pins and Needles“.
Blending a mixture of synth rock, 80′s pop, industrial and rock, The Birthday Massacre have once again blended a great album. With strong tracks like “In The Dark“, “Pins and Needles“, and “Control“, Chibi and the gang work their way through 11 tracks that won’t leave you bored out of your mind. Now, maybe the band isn’t making albums like The Killers, Radiohead or Justin Beiber, but what The Birthday Massacre do, they do very well. They aren’t breaking any new ground, trying anything new or going in a different direction. With The Birthday Massacre, what you hear is what you get. If you’re already a The Birthday Massacre fan, you will love this album. If you’re just starting to listen to the band, check this out and more than likely you’ll love the rest of their back catalog of records. Overall I’ll give this 4 out of 5. It’s not that amazing, but it’s better than a lot of other stuff out there and in the end, the album is very solid.