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Pretty boys try their hand at industrial metal crossover!
on 17 March 2000
This band really did have the potential to make a disastrous record. They are all ageing musicians trying to look young, the guitarist used to be in an eighties hair band called Heart Attack, and they only got their record contract from making friends with Korn.
"Candyass" is however a half decent record. Its laden with industrial overtones and elecronica, which could be compared to early NIN, but more so the whole 80's scene. Its never too heavy and songs such as Dissention, Stitches and Pantomime are a sign of promise from these so called old boys. T here is weak songwriting, the last track in particular, and the first- "social enemies" I think its called.
The real saving grace for this record is the group's cover of New Order's 80's hit, "Blue Monday" Orgy really inject some balls into what was originally a weak song, and the singles performance across the pond was a testament to how good it is. (The song soared up US rock charts)
"Candyass" is therefore a good record. Its by no means brilliant. There are songs which you just won't listen to, and there are others which you'll want to play over and over again. The bottom line is, if you spend your cash on this, you won't be wasting your money, it could just be better spent.