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The Greater Wrong of the Right

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
At one point it looked like it would never happen, but Nivek Ogre and cEvin Key made nice and put Skinny Puppy back together again. The first thing to know about Greater Wrong of the Right is that it's their last album, The Process, done right. Not an innovative album, not a visceral album, but there are bits of the old Pup here -- more scary-movie samples than The Process had, and a lot more of the stuttering beats of yore. Ogre is still singing rather than barking, while Key has just exploded when it comes to expansive production. Key's given Ogre a lush and dark world to deliver his serviceable lyrics over, but it's not always menacing and that's where old fans might ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
At one point it looked like it would never happen, but Nivek Ogre and cEvin Key made nice and put Skinny Puppy back together again. The first thing to know about Greater Wrong of the Right is that it's their last album, The Process, done right. Not an innovative album, not a visceral album, but there are bits of the old Pup here -- more scary-movie samples than The Process had, and a lot more of the stuttering beats of yore. Ogre is still singing rather than barking, while Key has just exploded when it comes to expansive production. Key's given Ogre a lush and dark world to deliver his serviceable lyrics over, but it's not always menacing and that's where old fans might cry "sellout." With freaky vocal manipulation "Ghostman" recalls the band's earlier work for the better, while Ogre's passé chant of "New World Order" on "Neuwerld" recalls it for the worse. Too bad they're done making Matrix movies, because the driven and melodic "I'mmortal" would have fit on the soundtrack and the memorable "EmpTe" is just as poppy. Odd to think that Skinny Puppy now sound more inspired when playing it straight -- or at least as straight as a band that wears pancake makeup and stage blood to its photo shoots can be -- but the album really comes alive when Ogre croons. "Use Less" -- with thunderous drumming from Tool's Danny Carey -- is Ogre's great moment and the best evidence he can keep up with Key's evolution. Get ready for the hardcore fan backlash, but Greater Wrong of the Right at least makes up for The Process, and with stunning structure from Key, it beats most of the current industrial music competition.
Entertainment Weekly - Scott Schinder
Greater Wrong suggests this Puppy is heading for a rewarding adulthood. (B+)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/2004
  • Label: Hunter
  • UPC: 693723637228
  • Catalog Number: 236372
  • Sales rank: 4,800

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'mmortal (4:16)
  2. 2 Pro-Test (5:28)
  3. 3 Empte (4:11)
  4. 4 Neuwerld (5:29)
  5. 5 Ghostman (4:55)
  6. 6 dOwnsizer (4:20)
  7. 7 Past Present (6:27)
  8. 8 Use Less (4:47)
  9. 9 Goneja (5:25)
  10. 10 Daddyuwarbash (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Skinny Puppy Primary Artist
Danny Carey Drums
Nivek Ogre Group Member
Mark Walk Group Member
cEvin Key Group Member
Patrick Sprawl Guitar
Wayne Static Synthesizer, Vocals
Saki Kaskas Guitar
Otto Von Schirach Synthesizer
Omar Torres Synthesizer
Dre Robinson Synthesizer
Traz Damji Synthesizer
Omar Torres Synthesizer
Saki Kaskas Guitar
Patrick Sprawl Guitar
Technical Credits
Skinny Puppy Arranger, Composer
Mark Walk Producer, Audio Production
cEvin Key Producer
Steven R. Gilmore Art Direction
Mike Bozzi Mastering
Wayne Static Programming
Otto Von Schirach Programming, Sound Design
Omar Torres Programming
Omar Torres Programming
Brian "Big Bass" Gardner Mastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Industrial Meets IDM

    I really enjoy the sounds of Industrial music. I have SP's complete catalog and really dig all of their stuff. It's great to know they're still out there doing music as SP again. This disk combines elements of Ohgr, Download, and a guest artist by the name of Otto Von Schirach along with several other guests including Danny Carey from Tool. Schirach adds some really cool elements to some songs on here like the end of Ghostman and my favorite track, Goneja(You can listen to these entire songs on the SkinnyPuppy Myspace account btw). As a fan of Aphex Twin I really liked these touches and it's nice to know that SP are adding elements such as this to their music to further evolve their sound. I hope that Otto becomes a permanent member. I've heard he will be back on the next album. I actually think these two tracks even outdo some of Aphex Twin's later work on his Chosen Lords disk and is definitely better than Druqks. I'd love to see a collaboration between RDJ and SP. That would be interestng.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Superior Effort to The Process

    I just bought this album and so far it sounds great. It's not as ground-breaking as VIVIsectVI, or Last Rights, but it is a much better album than The Process, good thing it is no longer available, because that album is awful. Most of what is here is good, but like most albums there are a couple of tracks that are more or less fillers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So,so

    When I got this album I was hoping for the normal dark heavey side of techno/industrial, but instead I got this newer rave style techno. Its all well and everything but it just dosen't apply to me (even though most of the songs on this album are very good. Examples Ghostman,Empte,Gonjea.) If you are into Dance,Rave style Techno with a little bit of Aphex Twin thrown into the mix then you should get this cd if your not then just stick to the older Skin Pup cd's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a continuation of Ogre's recent solo efforts?

    ...however, there's no getting past evidence of cEvin's masterful arrangements. A step above their last release, TGWOTR definitely has a few standout tracks, such as the cinematic I'mmortal and the raw, empowered Use Less, which put the paleolithically-inspired drumming of Tool member Danny Carey to good use. Ogre once again demonstrates the melodic capabilities of his voice, and really never strays from the same basic formula. Overall, an enjoyable listen; though perhaps less darkly mired than earlier works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mantastic!

    Hurray for a new CD, which is not only mantastic, but also manmazing and mancredible!

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