Lets get it out in the open right now- this band has one of the most immature names I have ever had the displeasure of reading. MY MOO-COW IS IN PAKISTAN can now be regarded in the same light as fellow purveyors of shitty band names; PINK CREAM 69, MEATSHITS, !T.O.O.H.! and MANNTIS. Is it supposed to be funny? Is it supposed to be intellectual? Whatever MCIP are aiming for here, I certainly don’t get it.
Idiotic band name aside, this EP is actually pretty good. For the most part it is by-the-numbers discordant Metalcore in the vein of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. Yeah you know the type. The thing that sets this band apart from others of its kind are the constant random genre warps. One moment you are being pelted with discordant riffing accompanied by screamed and growled vocals, when suddenly the music slithers off in a completely different direction. In the blink of an eye MCIP are capable of shifting from searing metallic fury to tranquil injections of Funk, Jazz, Rock and Electronica. I know they aren’t the first band to travel this route, but the result is still enjoyable.
Although this EP isn’t the most polished, nor is it the most professional, I’m sure you’ll find something here that you can quite easily enjoy. If you’re into SYSTEM OF A DOWN, FANTOMAS, or you really dug DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN’s “Miss Machine”, then you can’t go wrong with “Doomsday Device”. (Online July 25, 2006)