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Death Before Musick ~ Amen
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amen - (mu)Sick of it all, 25 April 2004
These past few years have not been kind to Amen. After their explosiveself titled debut on Roadrunner, they were kicked off the label, only tosign on to Virgin to make 'We Have Come For Parents'. Despite the hypearound Amen at the time, they were kicked off the label and as a result,stopped the production of their would-be third album. With all theoriginal members jumping ship, and no longer associated with RossRobinson, Amen should be dead and gone. But now that's not thecase.
Recorded at various garages and studio's, with mainman CaseyChaos on all instruments except the drums, Amen have been resurrectedthanks to Daron Malakian (of System of a Down fame), signing Amen to hiseatURmusic… Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rediscovered Classic, 3 Nov 2003
I first heard Blackwater Park when I borrowed it off my friend. At first I wasn't impressed, I wasn't used to the songs and the vocals, and quickly dismissed it as usual Death metal. But I did copy it to cassette, and that was the last I heard of it.
One year later, going through many recorded cassettes, I put on Opeth, and the first song was Patterns In the Ivy, which I thought was a beautiful, albeit short piece of music, and at the time of hearing it a year before, never understood how it fitted on the album. So I listened to the cassette, and from then on I was kicking myself for dismissing them before! So I kept playing the album over and over until it got chewed up in my stereo,… Read more
The Best of Shat ~ The Shat
The Best of Shat ~ The Shat
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The first time I ever heard Shat was when the were supporting Dillinger Escape Plan and The Icarus Line. They played for about 15-20 minutes, the lead singer was wearing a helmet with dildos stuck to it, the drummer was in an adult nappy while wearing an old man mask and there was a blow up doll at the side of the stage. If that didn't make an impression on me, then the music...well okay I don't remember the music other than Cherry Pop, It's Time For You To Suck On My Penis, and an impromptu song about Guinness. So through bemusement, I bought their album at the gig (from the naked woman at the merch table may I add!).
Now the music...well this is one of weirdest albums I've heard,… Read more