Crobot – The Legend of the Spaceborne Killer
review by Paul Simpson
It can be dangerous to compare bands to other bands when reviewing their work, but that’s what makes this fun, so I always do it anyway. No artist wants to be thought of as a derivative copycat, but the honest ones are happy to acknowledge those who have influenced their style. Aerosmith, for example, never shied from admitting that they were Zep-heads, and Guns’n’Roses in turn acknowledged their own debt to Aerosmith. The really good bands draw on these influences and weave them so skillfully into their own work that it really becomes their own, and you have to listen hard to pick them all out, but they’re there; as I said, that’s what makes this fun. Pottsville, PA-based Crobot is such a band, and listening to their debut album The Legend of the Spaceborne Killer was a real treat.