2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
`It Just Gets Worse' is sadly an appropriately titled album, with this being a big step down in quality from the bands previous opus `I Like It When You Die'. The album is most (in)famous for being the first Ax Cx album to include lyrics, with the subject matter being amped up to even greater extremes. Opinions differ as to whether the band's lyrics are ironic, or if Seth Putnam really is a racist misogynist, but the lyrics here are so over the top it's difficult to imagine anyone taking them too seriously. Ultimately however the South Park-style shock factor soon wears off, with almost all the songs here sounding identical in construction. Musically this is also a deliberate regression, with most of the musical riffs buried beneath sloppy musicianship and production values that make this sound as though it was recorded by simply putting a tape deck in the corner of the bands rehearsal room.
Of course, being Ax Cx the fact that it's badly produced grindcore that often annoys the listener is partly the point, but ultimately `It Just Gets Worse' just doesn't have the variety or the impact to rank up there with the bands best material.
on 24 October 2011
I don't know whether to give it 5 stars or 1. I'd give it five because it sure as hell achieves what it intends to, and that is to make noise and generally be a terrible album. In that respect it is superb, and if that's what you're into, buy it, it's the CD of your dreams.
At the other end of the spectrum, there's nothing enjoyable about it for me. The only song I could care to listen to more than once is "I Lit Your Baby on Fire" which only really comes to life if you know the lyrics. Realistically, you can just get on YouTube and listen to four or five of the songs and you've pretty much heard it all.
Interestingly enough, the song titles are hilarious. If you find shock value entertaining, it's definitely a good idea to check out the titles, then maybe follow a few songs with the lyrics. Outside of this hilarity, I don't feel it has much to offer for your money.
Overall, this is terrible. And yes, that's the point, but I don't understand where the genuine musical entertainment comes into play.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is another cracking album from the band 'Anál Cúnt'. Words can scarcely begin to describe the aesthetic depths that underscore this profoundly vitriolic music. The first critic to officially categorise their style, pop-historian Paul Gambacini has offered some highly perceptive impressions of the band. According to Gambacini:
"Their fondness for unleashing the most untamedly aleatoric of sounds (whilst simultaneously flinging buckets of home-produced faecal matter over their baying audiences) may define them as being the greatest living exponents of the 'genocide metal' genre".
Despite the sheer wealth of critically aclaimed albums behind them (including "Spunk-chalice", the platinum selling "Caligula's Blood-slaked Buttock-machete" and "Séxual Assault Course"), this album is as indispensible as any other from their back catalogue. In fact it contains some of my all-time favourite tracks, not least "Considerate Rapist" (featuring guest vocals from 'Dirty Blodwen'- the lead singer of the all-girl Welsh protest band 'Pubic Follicle'). Elsewhere, we have the songs "Hadron's Réctal Fanfare", "Penile Prolapse Pandemic", "Foghorn Leghorn's Fallopian Dustbin", "Cockbutcher" and "Ted Bundy's Cauterized Urethra". Perhaps most controversial of all is the power-ballade "I wanna pump you- like a spastic séx-witch", which was penned in direct response to some vociferous criticisms that were voiced by radical feminist author Anne Drogynous.
Skeptics may balk at the fact that none of the band members possess the ability to play their instruments (favouring the alternative approach of simply banging them against the wall), but a whole generation of hateful ritalin-fuelled teenagers has been deeply touched by the heart-felt negativity of the band's moral outlook. Of course, we're all looking forward to the rumoured Christmas release of the album "Intravenous Pædophile", but this CD will provide plenty of listening until then.
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 2 November 2003
This cd is dreadful. But that is the point of the grindcore genre, to produce the worst music (and I use the term loosely) possible.
A.C are the musical equivalent of South Park, so offensive that you cant take it seriously. Buzzsaw guitars, dog chewing a man's face off vocals, heavy as hell drums and lyrics about beating women and killing children. You cant take this seriously, possibly more offensive than GG Allin but thats up for debate.
I first got into grindcore by listening to Napalm Death's Scum album, the first grind album, but this is definitely the most offensive album of the lot.
Would'nt it be great to play this to a right wing conservative, hell yes!!
20 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on 7 April 2002
If you're considering buying this, you're probably already familiar with what you're going to get; Seth screaming indecipherably like he's got his nads caught in a vice, backed by random grindcore-style guitars. However, in the past the lyrics can possibly have had the criticism levelled at them that, just possibly, they weren't quite offensive enough. Not this time. I can't print any of the more fruity song titles, as Amazon's people would have to censor them out, though some of the more acceptable and tame ones include "Women; Nature's Punchbag", "I Ate Your Horse", "Hitler Was A Sensitive Man" and the immortal "I Took A Job In An Office With The Sole Intention Of Sexually Harrassing Women" (Seriously!). If those offend you, or if you don't enjoy full-on, balls-out hardest grindcore, you won't like this. If you're a woman, Jewish, Chinese, a homosexual or from Allston (it's near Boston in America), you might want to think about giving it a miss as well. For those who that leaves (borderline psychotics such as myself, serial killers of the future, members of the Hitler youth, people who think that racist jokes are usually funny, people who think Linkin Park are extreme and need to be shown the true hardcore) dive in, you won't be disappointed. Sadly, the boys have packed up and called it a day, and I for one think the metal world will be a more boring place without them (especially if it's left in the hands of a bunch of no hopers like Linkin Park!)
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2010
Seriousli i cannot belive there are people out there who have rated this five stars, its utter , utter muck, a friend of mine played it the other day and i am sure if we had a studio we could have made a better racket then these inept clumps. They use shocking song titles to get noticed cos the music is the WORST i have ever ever heard in my life. shocking, scummy, offensive, amazon should remove this filth
9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 1 March 2004
I first heard AC when i was hungover. This is not the best time to hear anything metal, but I really enjoyed the music (?). AC are a band that you will not like if you take things too seriously. My advice to anybody who thinks that AC are a bunch a racist homophobic necrophiliacs is to remove the stick from your ass and just sing along to "The gayest guy on Earth".
13 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 2000
This has to be the most talentless, pathetic effort of music in the entrire world, the songs are so massively sameish, poor, and generally noisy with indescribably rude and offensive song titles and grunted and screeched lyrics... yet this is possibly one of the greatest cds to bless the planet. if you have a bit of spare cash, or some amazon vouchers, I reccommend you buy this CD, NOW!
3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 6 August 2007
Ok, I first found the name of this band online, whilst searching for lyrics for other songs. I decided to look under their band name, and thought at first that some of the song names were rather amusing. That is far as the laughter goes. I decided to give them a chance, and ordered them from Amazon. Two mornings later, it arrived. Put it into my CD player, pressed play, and couldnt believe what I was actually hearing. There's a line between metal and utter crap, and they crossed it. It was just endless screaming, that they decided to write lyrics to and pretend thats what they were singing. This CD is utterly rubbish, and I advise people NOT to buy it.
9 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2003
This is pure genius if you like you metarl!!!!!!!! extremely amusing but if your...boring,take things way too seriously etc etc then give it a miss