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Left Behind
Left Behind
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3.0 out of 5 stars Abba dabba poo!, 13 Oct 2008
This review is from: Left Behind (Audio CD)
Nordic mythology stands testament to the cultic prowess of Scandinavian succour and salivation, thus it remains evidently hereditary how the legendary exploits of messers Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson launched the musical careers of municipal rock and roll talents. The subtle combination of hard core instrumental rifts and the angelic baying of Agnetha Falkstog and Anni-Fryd Lyngstad are the pillars on which thrash metal stands built upon today.
So it is with "Left Behind" that the indelible Slipknot retort a meticulous malaise of musical mayhem in the very roots of carnality that our Swedish heroes established so profoundly with puritanical profanity. Make no mistakes, these boys are no Abba but yabba dabba do, can they rock? On your Barney Rubble and strife they can! Don't get me wrong, lead vocalist Corey Taylor might not have the blonde bombshell beauty of our beloved Agnetha but array him in pantyhose and pearls and one can but just pant.
Our monolithic E.P opens with the quintessential quandary of "Left Behind". A brazen ballad bereft of banal beauty but echoing the earliest meanderings of "Voulez Vous" and "Nina pretty ballerina". The pursuing "Liberate" and "Surfacing" equally fail to disappoint. The former resounding with repercussions of "Dancing Queen" and " Chiquitita", the latter decreeing an orgasmic flavour of fervent philandering.
To totally understand this masterpiece one only has to imagine a scenario where the emittable Agnetha stands precociously upon a couriered coconut mat in condescending curiosity. As Jean Paul Satre definably declared "Hey ho, lets go!"
Given ultimately the choice of peppered pantyhose, blond wig, and brazen bosom or an evening with Slipknot, one can defensively dismiss our American aficionados in favour of miss Falkstog but then who would relish turnips over Swedes or hitherto marmite over marmalade! The academy of Rock and Roll has failed to witness such perpetual perspiration since mrs Goggins gyratory grafting at Goldhanger Gardens gynae clinic!
We salute you Corey but we love you Agnetha!

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tre Bien!, 11 Oct 2008
This review is from: Awake (Audio CD)
Agonizing an articulate remonstration of machevellian stoicism, the album proports an idealistic tragedy of Macbethian proportions. At times subtle, at times extravagant, its pheneric essence is disturbed only by its melencholy. Texturely euphoric, the band attain almost diagnostic applomb..........fill ya boots!

Selling England By The Pound
Selling England By The Pound

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive genesis album, 20 Jan 2003
This is without doubt, the classic genesis album. The traits and styles that made genesis the creative group they were, emerged and developed in this 1973 masterpiece. With material such as The Cinema Show, Firt Of Fifth, and I Know What I like...the trend was set for a style and texture that was irresistable. The humour and sattire of Gabriels lyrics is unsurpassable. This is without doubt, one of the greatest prog rock albums ever....irreplacable and essential to any serious prog rock fan.

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