This splendidly ridiculous nine minutes of rumbling progressive metal is further evidence that we should all be taking heavy rock music very seriously again, precisely because it's stopped taking itself so seriously. The lyrics to 'Bad Robot Man' are supposedly written from the perspective of a robot warning of a dystopian future, but don't worry: in practice, the only thing you'll remember is the band chanting 'Bad robot man! Bad robot man!/You're a bad robot man!' again and again. XM-3a's tongue is presumably lodged firmly in their pseudo-metallic cheek. It's like Ten Benson never split up.

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