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5.0 out of 5 stars The genius of Patton, 27 July 2003
This review is from: Mit Gas (Audio CD)
After the spilt of Faith No More (after Album of The Year) it seemed that Patton was content just to scream, with his left-of-centre projects Fantômas and Mr. Bungle. Tomahawk sees a return to the FNM formula. That however is a bad description of it, because there is nothing formulaic or contrived here.
Continuing where Album of The Year left off, this is a masterpiece, more of a complete album than anything FNM did together - and the whole relaxed attitude towards this project has probably been what has saved this album. Although Mayday and When the Stars Begin to Fall are reminiscent of the last two FNM albums, songs like Rotgut and Harelip add a different dimension to the work that Patton has done. It took me a couple of listens to this album to consciously realize the absence of keyboards on this album; the forte of FNM's song structure. However, the lack of keyboards is very important here, reventing a cluttered sound, which FNM's experimentalism sometimes encouraged. This is probably the most commercially viable album Patton has ever produced. Accessible and brilliant, you should own this.


5.0 out of 5 stars SEPULTURA - THE RETURN, 9 Jun 2003
This review is from: Revolusongs (Audio CD)
Having carved a name for themselves throughout the 90s, with 4 of the most influential metal albums of time, Sepultura have had an upward struggle since the departure of Max Cavelera. However, the band have not only managed to improve musically, but they have managed to retain their once notorious creative edge, and this can be seen on this mini-album.
How many metal bands, let alone pop bands can take songs by artist so different as Devo, Massive Attack, Public Enemy and Hellhammer, to make them teir own? This is not only a very strong cover album, but marks the return of Sepultura to the "zone".
A must buy. The artwork is also amazing!

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