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Cult Ep
Cult Ep
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Join The Cult!, 20 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Cult Ep (Audio CD)
Multi Purpose Chemical is a band that you need in your life in this lifetime whilst stocks last!

1. Hate Magnet - A great introduction to the various styles that the band employ; beginning with vocalist Andres Lefevre screaming at you right at the start, his voice evolving and constantly changing throughout - a track that grabs you from the very beginning and would sit comfortably in any Metal Head's collection.

2. Death For Sale - A favourite at live shows, Death For Sale encapsulates the general feeling towards the recent Iraq War/War Against Terrorism with the simple words "No To U.S. Occupation, No To Saddam, Yes To Islam!" Although the lyrics may now be outdated, the feelings and subjects of the song are timeless as long as there is still conflict around the world. Hard hitting heaviness, a head-banging beat and a groovy bass line courtesy of Jim Wilson make this the "sleeper" hit of the EP.

3. Embrace - Keeping the tempo up with spitfire lyrics which you can actually understand and sing along to, before breaking off into Andres preaching to the choir and the dual efforts of Jim and Rob Hoey on guitar, this track again showcases different aspects of the bands style in a short 2minutes and 24seconds. Listening to this track, you wonder just how these guys aren't a "big" band.

4. Cult - The coup de grace of the EP and a regular set closer for the band. There's nothing that can be said about this track that has not been used to describe previous songs. That isn't because they all sound the same - far from it! It's just that in the English language there are only so many ways to sum up musical excellence without a thesaurus. From the opening line "In God We Trust!", MPC challenge bands such as Rage Against The Machine in terms of lyrical genius and early work by System Of A Down in terms of sheer raw ferocity, speed; an all out assault on the ear drums of everybody in the room, but one that everyone will willingly accept! An incredible song and definitely the highlight of the album for casual listeners and fans alike.

Also on the CD is the unique video that accompanies "Cult", featuring former drummer Ross MacFarlane (later replaced my Met Stewart). This EP only shows one side of MPC, the band are much more than a furious metal band, they are born entertainers as their live shows have proven - a strong bond with fans and interaction with audiences that challenges any other band makes them a live act that everybody must see at least once. With an album due out later this year, many live shows and more diverse songs floating around (from the ridiculously funny "Hop Skip" to the insane rock rollercoaster that is "Myth Of I"), this is a great place to get to know a band that have all of the tools for stardom and so much more.

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Chav! A User's Guide To Britain's New Ruling Class
Chav! A User's Guide To Britain's New Ruling Class
by Mia Wallace
Edition: Hardcover

20 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Comic yet spookily accurate, 29 Dec. 2004
You can look at this book two ways. Firstly you can look at it lightheartedly or as some people seem to, look at it as a serious social insight. Now personally if we're going to be serious i'm quite scared because i'm not a scal (scouse equivalent of a chav) yet this book seems to deem me, my family and most people I know as one and despite my appearance, etc I'm not a scal. That is why you can't take it seriously, it's over the top for a reason people! It's funny! Yes the book over generalises and stereotypes but another way it charms you is by being so ridiculous that it can be almost anti-anti scal in a way. What interests me however is how this book has been described as racist and to that I have two comments:
1. In modern Britain, can't any form of negative comment towards an individual or group be percieved as racist? And this is coming from someone who has suffered genuine racial abuse, yet anything can be described as racist today; political correctness gone mad!
2. What exactly is "black culture"? I mean isn't that stereotyping people of a skin colour to all be the same race of people? And how does mentioning the chav love of rap music an the such make this book racist against black people?
Finally growing up in Liverpool I would consider myself to be quite liberal and alot of my mates are scals but I'd reccomend this book to them. This is an essential read to all people from all backgrounds. You'll know at least one person who is perfectly described by the book which tends to make it all the funnier. It trueley is a great insight into modern culture. Just remember however that it IS NOT TO BE TAKEN TOO SERIOUSLY!!!
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