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The Grudge [Single]

Mortiis Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (16 Aug 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Earache
  • ASIN: B0002PZY72
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 658,722 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars different,but good. 22 Sep 2004
Format:Audio CD
Just to get things clear,those of you who are expecting another smell of rain are in for a suprise.
The Grudge is very different,its heavier,alot more aggressive and the vocals are alot more distorted.
Whereas the smell of rain left off on a melancholic note(the whole album having a sad,despairing feel to it) the grudge kicks off on a sharp,hectic note with "broken skin" and carries this feel on throughout the whole album.The album is generall very good and the lyrics are alot deeper and more meaningfull,my only complaint is that if you arent listening to it on a personal cd player with headphones,the lyrics are hard to hear through the music.Other than that its a very good album.
Standout tracks are:"broken skin","grudge","decadent and desperate","worste in me" and "le petit cochon sordide"(with its urgent invective "why cant you ever get enough you great big f**k".
Overall a good album,you will either love it or hate it,there is no compromise.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good edition to a good music collection! 13 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
This Limited Edition album has a great layout, its transparent cover is a "Must Have" for any Mortiis fan, it doesnt feature any lyrics, but is layed out exellent, i dont think the tracks are as good as "Smell Of Rain" , as the album has a total different feel to it, its more loud and less miserable but a nice edition to a good music collection
"Broken Skin"
"Way To Wicked"
"The Grudge"
"Decadent & Desperate"
This Album: Satisfaction Guarentied
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4.0 out of 5 stars the goblin man rocks 6 Jun 2005
By james
Format:Audio CD
my mate brought this round yesterday and we spent the most part of the day in awe at this album. id only heard the grudge (single) before so hearing the rest of the album was pretty cool. mortiis is pure gothic industrial with a kind of techno edge to it. you can definatly bang your head to it but its one of those rare albums where you can just chill out to it as well. decadent and desperate is a standout track, just being five or minutes of him arguing to himself, any of you that have seen the video to this will understand it more since they both go hand in hand perfectly. but screw it the rest of the album is damn cool. definatly worth it if you were into his first band emporer and if youre into nine inch nails, skinny puppy and the like then you will probably enjoy this too. the grudge is just awesome. only 4 stars cus no music is better than everything else even if it is damn good
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4.0 out of 5 stars very elfy. 24 Aug 2013
By oriel
Format:Audio CD
From emperor to goblin.industrial music with a dark feel.after repeated listening I can say that this album dwarfs his others and is definitely good for your elf!
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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  16 reviews
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brutal Industrial Rock 1 Nov 2004
By Crypt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
First off I just want to say that Old Mortiis, the guy who gave us the Stargate and other neo-symphonic masterpieces is DEAD. So get over it! He's gone and he's not coming back, ever! With that said, I think it's time that we look at Mortiis' new efforts OBJECTIVELY and enjoy them for what they are. One reviewer would have us believe that this album is somehow an attempt at mainstream acceptance. This type of music definitely had a following... TEN YEARS AGO. And it was really only the likes of NIN and to a much lesser degree Ministry that broke out into the mainstream. And The Grudge is a much more progressive, insanely complex and excruciatingly extreme album than anything either of those bands have done. I think it's a major step backward since Smell of Rain in regards to accessablilty and a risky step forward into complexity and convoluted weirdness. I can't see any of these songs getting radio or MTV exposure today. This is definitely not mainstream material and I applaud Mortiis for NOT going in a commercially accessable direction. Compare this album to Skinny Puppy's new record. I say this one stands out as superior, honest, and truly stimulating. In fact this is one of the greatest Electro/Industrial/Rock hybrid records I've ever heard. It contains every element that made that subgenre great in the past, yet it tends to be very forward thinking. Forget the idea of Mortiis ever composing synth symphonies ever again. Quit complaining every time he releases a new album that it's not Stargate II and therefore it's trash, and look at what he's doing now with an objective frame of mind. It is still brilliant stuff.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars evolve 29 April 2005
By N. Levens - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
When I first got this album, it got one listen and then retired to the recesses of my collection. Recently, I pulled it out for another listen, and it hasn't left rotation since. In this release, Mortiis flexes his ability to present complicated, dynamic, and accessable Industrial style music. Is it completely original? Not really. If you listen to Nine Inch Nails or KMFDM, you'll hear it in this record, but at the same time, it doesn't feel like a blatent ripoff (and on that note, anyone who says The Fragile was NIN's weakest album should have their opinion held in suspect).

Overall, a good, dynamic, aggressive, exciting album that stirs the somewhat stagnant Industrial scene, but will require a couple listens to get past some of the surface, generic Industrial trappings. Nothing like old Mortiis, but who cares? If he put out the same album every time people would still be complaining. A very good little record for people who don't mind a troll behind the mixing board. If you're into more complex Industrial music, I'd definitely reccommend this one.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A letdown from his previous work 19 Feb 2005
By Ex-Presidents - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
am a huge Mortiis/Vond fan, and have been ever since i heard his bass skills on Emperor's Wrath Of The Tyrant. He has revamped his sound again and again from necro black metal to keyboard-driven ambience to a morose gothic sound, and now to an watered down version of industrial. This album is repetitive and not in a good way, every song sounds the same and never really picks up the pace or shines in any track (except maybe Broken Skin). When I first played it everyone asked me if it was Ministry or Nine Inch Nails. I guess this is not a bad thing, except Mortiis is more than capable of a sound all to his own, and has proved that in the past, but this time he just seems to use recycled industrial sounds.

For some reason since he has changed his sound so many times he is ostracized from the metal scene and is considered an outcast. I have read interviews and I truly believe he does not care one bit and definitely listens to the beat of a different drummer......this time it wasn't different enough I'm afraid to say.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smell the Witch 19 Aug 2006
By Reeser-cups - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Mortiis gets a lot of flak because not only was he in a pioneering "black metal" band, but he changes his style often. These things have led him to become ostrascized from fans of his early work, but the metal community in general. I don't think he made The Grudge to try and go mainstream, because regardless of what move he makes he'll be dissappointing someone. I think he made the album he wanted to make. From what I've heard some of his influences stem back to early "industrial/metal" bands so I'm not surprised that he made a record that falls into that genre. Now, I don't think the album is perfect, but the fact that Mortiis confidently makes different music that's got good production deserves a five star rating (especially in this day and age). The Grudge is the place to start if you prefer metal/industrial-rock (or just aggression in general). The Smell of Rain is mellow, and atmospheric (which is what I prefer) but it all depends on your personal tastes.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mortiis is entitled to do what he wants!!! 9 Nov 2006
By Electro-Industrial madness - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is new Mortiis if you like it or not. I see this album as the GRUDGE Emperor hold/held on Mortiis. That's what I think anyway, but I could be wrong. I really like Mortiis's attitude in general and I'm glad Emperor kicked him out, because if they hadn't he'd still be playing bass for them and may have never had the chance to express his solo ideas such as this and his previous albums. My favourite Mortiis album has to be 'Anden Som Gjorde Oppror' but I like all his work. He has a very natural flow in his music which I find very at home. 'The Grudge' is just as good an album as his ambient albums. I like the idea of having different types of music by the same artist, I wouldn't mind if he changed his style again. Because most people like more than one type of music, so why can't they express that in their music.

When I bought 'The Grudge' cd I noticed that the artwork on the back of the cd case reminded me of a Carcass album and just Carcass in general, but then I realised that this cd is released on Earache like Carcass, so it's probably Earache's art not Mortiis's. I think the artwork that comes with any CD/LP/cassette is very important and should match the music. And even though the artwork reminded me of Carcass, it still works in its own way.

This album is definetely under-rated and should be listened to with open ears.

Can't wait until his next release.
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