on 25 October 2015
In an era of bad rap metal and female presence within the successful metal acts that were getting major attention being limited to either the role of bassist in little to no clothing or angry incoherent ranting conflating misandry with feminism, the Human Waste Project really stood out.
Intelligent, allusion laden lyrics, dealing with self doubt, domestic abuse, egotism and all the usual fodder. Great tunes, interesting and original riffs...they were just a bit too different to the miasma of generic metal being churned out at the time.
Stand out tracks are, in all honesty it'd be quicker to mention the less good tracks, but the really REALLY good ones included Dog, Electra and One Night in Spain. Dog in particular is brilliant.
What's more, in comparison to their peers, this album stands the test of time pretty well.
Revisiting your youth? Get it. Looking for stuff your dad listened to when he was doing his a-levels? Get it? Fancy a punt on something that is getting increasingly difficult to check out for free? Get it. With the advent of all the ways of listening to music beyond owning the physical product this still remains really hard to find. And remains criminally under rated.
Such a good album.
on 30 March 2010
Oh man, this album is just so great and amazingly just was somehow totally ignored when it came out. It did get a slight cult following, but just never totally exploded into the mainstream like it should have. It came from the late Ninties 'Nu-metal' scene around L.A. in America, the band playing and touring with other similar bands of the time such as Korn, Papa Roach, Tura Satana, Limp Bizkit, Coal Chamber. I saw them support Coal Chamber and remeber agreeing with the singer that I definately would go buy the album when it came out. The music stood out from the other Nu metal bands so much, as it was just more spacy, far out, a little psychedelic but stil lheavy as hell, down tuned grungey and new like Korn and the others. Her vocals are amazing, truly bizarre and beautiful- like Cindi Lauper and Perry Farrell meets Jon from Korn. Big huge trippy nu metal heaviness. Stunning album.
P.S.- She now sings with a band called The Start, who are more electro retro rock, but very good also.
on 8 March 2002
This is amazing. It's a devistating that this band split. Aimee Echo sounds like Gwen Stefani on helium, thats not a bad thing. The lyrics are great, the riffs are better, the album awesome.
This is better than all the nu-metal bands of today. BUY IT!!!!!!