Clawfinger

Clawfinger

by Clawfinger
     
 
Spicing up the Swedish rap-metal with some Middle Eastern melodic flavor and more dynamic vocals, this eponymous release added a much-needed dimension to Clawfinger's six-year-old approach to industrial hard-hop. Choice cuts like "Chances" have the incredibly fat guitars, fresh textures, and hooks to prove producer

Overview

Spicing up the Swedish rap-metal with some Middle Eastern melodic flavor and more dynamic vocals, this eponymous release added a much-needed dimension to Clawfinger's six-year-old approach to industrial hard-hop. Choice cuts like "Chances" have the incredibly fat guitars, fresh textures, and hooks to prove producer Peter Reardon's considerable knob-twisting abilities and world music vision. While Clawfinger has its expansionist moments, the Swedish outfit was not going to abandon its mostly monochromatic and mechanized signature sound on this, the band's third full-length release. The middle section of Clawfinger, with songs like "Not Even You," "Nobody Knows," and "Wrong State of Mind," features material that carries the same Kool Moe Dee vocal delivery over mostly by the numbers industrial metal guitar washes. Clawfinger reached their musical peak with the release of their genre-bending debut, and they earned the resulting critical praise and Euro-award hardware soon after. But by the 1999 (U.S.) release of this self-titled disc, many American rap-rock and industrial metal artists like Rage Against the Machine and White Zombie had done much better work with the musical amalgams, leaving these Scandinavians in a relative stasis, which this eponymous disc did little to excite.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/1999
Label:
Music Cartel
UPC:
0656953001825
catalogNumber:
18

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Performance Credits

Clawfinger   Primary Artist
Richard Mouser   Guitar
Sebastian Öberg   Cello
Peter Reardon   Vocals,Multi Instruments
Jocke Skog   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Erlend Ottem   Guitar
Bård Torstensen   Guitar,Piano,Sitar,Background Vocals,Tamboura
Fleshquartet   Strings
Zak Tell   Vocals
Andre Skaug   Bass,Water Sticks

Technical Credits

Richard Mouser   Engineer
Clawfinger   Producer
Adam Kviman   Engineer
Peter Reardon   Sound Effects,Producer
Jocke Skog   Programming
Mårten Hagström   Contributor
Håkon Roth   Contributor
Bård Torstensen   Programming,Contributor
Ulf Kruckenberg   Contributor
Thomas Blindberg   Contributor
Chris Grace   Contributor
Lasse Mortén   Engineer

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