The Walking Fed
Label: Kaotoxin records
Parisian weirdos with a Carnival In Coal connection, 6:33 split their high-concept debut's myriad words between bad and good consciences and a narrator, sprinkling their disjointed art-metal among thespian theatrics, Queenly operatics, global drums, gospel and Anglican choirs, smooth jazz spoofs, quasi-classical progressions, hoedowns, film dialogue and telephone tones -- all mixed up like pasta primavera. "I'm A Nerd" could pass for a Nightmare Before Christmas mashup. The title-track coda, featuring elevator music, twee sunshine pop and a freak-sideshow huckster, lasts 13 minutes.