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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Underground, Gloomy Metal, 30 Oct 1999
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This review is from: Number One (Audio CD)
'Number One' the debut album from Brooklanites Pist.On showed just what the band are capable of. From the mind blowing start of 'Parole' to the sweet melodys of 'Grey Flap'the band show their diversity and song writing talents. Produced by Type O' Negative's Jhonny Kelly this album proved an underground hit with many of their now die-hard fans and led to applause and overall respect from Planet Rock. The album also includes a cover of The Smiths 'Shop Lifters Of The World Unite', as vocalist Henry Font is a big fan. So if your pleasures in life are great metal and toilet humour check out Pist.On's 'Number One' album for your ultimate, non-commercial Metal pleasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Obscure 90s indie metal heroes, 22 May 2009
This review is from: Number One (Audio CD)
In the mid-90s, fame and fortune must have seemed all but assured for Pist.on - they had close links with Type O Negative, touring support slots with the likes of Marilyn Manson, a charismatic singer with bags of songwriting ability and a cool scary girl bassist to boot. Yet somehow the band split up, disillusioned and embittered with the music business, after managing one more album ("Sell Out") after this one.

Which is a great shame. This, their debut album, sounds like it could be the handiwork of Type O Negative's cooler younger brothers - spiky, angst-ridden, yet always shot through with a vein of black humour. If you've never heard them before, you really should check out the song "Grey Flap" - an underrated forgotten gem, although there are plenty of those on offer here.

Unless the rumours of a reunion have some basis in reality, Pist.on seem destined to remain one of the best kept secrets of the 90s indie metal scene.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Brilliant., 20 Mar 2007
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Mr. S. D. Allin (Enfield, Middx, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Number One (Audio CD)
It's never too late to get into Pist.On. Sadly they disbanded after two full-length albums (this album which was their debut & $ell Out) and one rarely found EP "Saves" but their music still sounds fresh today due to a unique sound and great songs.

Pit.On's trick was to merge sludgy, heavy guitars with strong catchy melodies, gorgeous harmonies (courtesy of lead singer/rhythm guitarist Henry Font and bassist Val.Ium), plenty of energy and moments of fragile beauty. This was a band that knew how to use light and shade, bitter and sweet and heavy & gentle to enhance a song through contrasts. They also had the advantage of seemingly drawing inspiration from a much wider pool of influences than many of their peers, including an unlikely touch of The Smiths as refereced in their excellent cover of "shoplifters of the world unite".

The riffs are big enough to build your house on, the bass is suitably fat and the drums hit with venom and skill. Fon't vocals are superb, heartfelt and simultaneously growling enough to convey the anger and heaviness that the band had to offer, yet sweet and tuneful enough to show a much more vulnerable side. Val.Ium's backing vocals meshed so perfectly with Font's that it's hard to imagine hearing them without each other.

The songs are fantastic and addictive particularly "Down & Out", "Electra Complex", "Turbulent" & opener "Parole".

In short they captured the lot; emotion, energy, intelligence, melody and power and for most rock/metal fans that like a strong tune to sweeten the bludgeoning aggression, there is much here to enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars PIST ARMY, 30 Jun 2004
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Great, worth buying or trying if you have not heared of this Band before
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5.0 out of 5 stars PIST ARMY, 30 Jun 2004
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whatever has happened to this band!?
great grungy melodies from this debut album, worth buying or trying if you have not heared them before. The bassist of this album (Val-Ium) features on the track Bacchus on Type o Negatives October Rust album, she has a really pretty voice. Also, this band was produced by Josh Silver (the keyboardist) from Type o Negative. You can tell by the influence of the melodies, not Johnny Kelly (the drummer).
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