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Lost my original copy (bought almost 10 years ago) in the process of moving house :( Ordered a new copy from Amazon - what a bargain for one of the seminal metal albums of the 90's. I still remember the first time I heard 'Christian Woman' and 'Black No. 1' on my stereo, unreal! It was unlike anything I had heard before (my musical taste was only just maturing at that age). Has since become one of my most cherished possessions (or at least was - until my new copy arrives).
The music is dark, no doubt about it. But not oppressively so. It has lighter moments sprinkled between the brooding mood. A lot of pop sensibilities on display too and some of the melodies are simply irresistible (just that 'Oooooo' at the beginning of 'Christian Woman' makes my nerves tingle). 'Set me on fire' could easily have been a lost Beatles songs (in one of their more freak out psychedelic moods) while 'Summer Breeze' became the band's most well known song (no thanks to being the opening title song for a horrid slasher film). But for me the core of the album is the opening one-two salvo of 'Christian Woman / Black No. 1' and the gloomy album closers (the title track, 'Too Late:Frozen' and 'Blood & Fire'). Fans of Carnivore and the debut album can sink their teeth into 'We hate everyone' and 'Kill all the white people'. Gotta love Pete's ironic sense of humor.
I have since gone on to own every album they have put together and loved them all but this one still maintains a special place in my heart (and a very few albums I own can claim that).
Lastly I would like to say RIP, Peter. And thank you for the countless hours of listening pleasure and innumerable moments of catharsis.
If that is not the ultimate purpose of music then what is?