How do i write a review for an album that i still scream along to now...10 years on.. in my car!? Its worth the entrance fee just to experience the powerful opening track with a gorjuss intro (stop me if i get over the top) that is "Monkey Business". The groove that is laid down is so infectious and you just get compelled to sing along. The next two songs fly by with some great riffs and outstanding vocals ("Slave to the Grind", "The Threat") and then we come to what i consider to be the best song the Skids have done. "Quicksand Jesus" is what some call a power ballad but the power of the transition from acoustic to electric is so powerful and coupled with Sebastian Bachs' unreal vocal performance and the usual thought provoking lyrics(very evident on the entire album)it creates a memorable song. The album continues on with the good "Psycho Love" and the crazy "Get the F*ck Out" only to be followed by a very groove laiden- "Living on a Chain Gang"..impressive twin guitar solo here. "In a Darkened Room" follows "Creepshow" and is another ballady track with a great guitar melody(repeated by Bach in the song) and more strong vocals. A more pacy "Riot Act" provides some head banging relief before a crunchy "Mudkicker follows it. The album finishes with a tale of grief on "Wasted Time" and rounds off a rollercoaster of an album that i recommend to any self respecting metalhead who appreciates someone who can really sing and prefers songs with melody and deep lyrics.
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