Rivalling only SEPULTURA’s The Mediator Between Head And Hands Must Be The Heart in the album title department, The Application Of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love And Despair – An Introspective Of The Human Condition (let’s just call it Application though, ok?) is probably most aptly summarized, like the entire OCTOBER FILE catalogue, with two words: KILLING JOKE. Playing the Killing Joke card as closely as EKTOMORF infringes the intellectual property of SOULFLY, October File continues to complement and compliment the important work put forth by Jaz Coleman and co., raging against the machine like thirty-plus years don’t separate the present day and What’s THIS For...! We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that Application is, evidently, a well-written manifesto, one that is grand, listenable and self-confident to the limit that separates self-confidence from arrogance, and for that Application shines as an example of music that is
written because it needs to be expressed rather than fulfilling the obligations in a contract. 2007’s Holy Armour From The Jaws Of God is worth investigating, as well.