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4.0 out of 5 stars Unholy Glorious Racket, 1 Nov 2009
This review is from: Violent New Breed (Audio CD)
Like the other reviewer, I chanced upon this band through a give-away cd with a rock magazine. I'm A Gun (the freebie track on the give-away CD) is quite simply an unholy and quite glorious racket - how it was dished up by a two piece, ex glam, band is unimaginable. The thundering bass holds this powerhouse tour de force together, and has to be heard to be believed. With the notable exception of Lemmy's bass, I can't recall a bass sound like it - clanking, grinding and impossibly loud in the mix, it drives a basic Ministry/NIN style into the stratosphere - this is simply ferocious in delivery. What marks the rest of this from the aforementioned heavy weights in the industrial genre is the nod towards a couple of other influential and quite diverse bands - most notably Zodiac Mindwarp. The vocal style is distinctly culled from Zodiac's 80's heyday, but there is also an anthemic and hard melodic edge to some of the cds later tracks, such as the quite glorious 'I Come In Peace', 'Jihad' and 'Rain'. This whole cd swaggers, grinds and buzzes agressively throughout but it's by no means perfect, as it suffers from a certain lack of provenance borne of its creators' Glam legacy. However, there is undeniably a naive enthusiasm and joi de vie which carries the whole thing and makes it genuinely unique.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the one to listen to whilst driving, 14 Mar 2004
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charles kunz (bradford, WEST YORKSHIRE United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Violent New Breed (Audio CD)
GOOD GOD where do you start,OK then ,I bought this album from listening to a free sample on a CD that came free with a rock magazine way back 1997 the song was Violent new breed.the album is NINE INCH NAILS,ish,yet still has its unique sound.solid rock sound slightly electric yet bouncy and very catchy tunes.It is a very keep you awake album sound with great agreat base drum beat thumping through each track,and if you still live at home, i bet your parents would ask you to turn it down because its one of those albums that you play LOUD.I think it was worth every penny and wish they would bring another album out like this, GO ON GET ONE BOUGHT.
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