VIVISectVI [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Even when the industrial revolution happened, few North American bands sounded as manic and dense as the mighty Skinny Puppy. Tackling unpopular political topics, blurring distorted vocals into synth lines, sampling news broadcasts and horror films -- these were the tactics that Skinny Puppy utilized on VIVIsectVI, one of their true masterpieces. It takes multiple listens to the album to even get to the songs underneath, but once the sonic wall has been punctured it is easy to hear why Ogre is so volatile. His rants, which alternate between a lazy drug moan and a harsh screech, were one of the few in the genre that actually sounded poetic amongst the noise and beats. ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
Even when the industrial revolution happened, few North American bands sounded as manic and dense as the mighty Skinny Puppy. Tackling unpopular political topics, blurring distorted vocals into synth lines, sampling news broadcasts and horror films -- these were the tactics that Skinny Puppy utilized on VIVIsectVI, one of their true masterpieces. It takes multiple listens to the album to even get to the songs underneath, but once the sonic wall has been punctured it is easy to hear why Ogre is so volatile. His rants, which alternate between a lazy drug moan and a harsh screech, were one of the few in the genre that actually sounded poetic amongst the noise and beats. He can completely carry a noise collage and transform it into a brooding song ("Harsh Stone White") or he can stick to a fairly normal song structure and simply scream his lungs out ("Human Disease (S.K.U.M.M.)"). And the music is absolutely confounding, constructed out of sounds and noises that somehow never seem overbearing despite the sheer amount of them. The most important lesson that Skinny Puppy teaches here is the lesson of variety. VIVIsectVI is still a challenging, multi-layered album years later because the music never stays still. The beat will just disappear, Ogre's vocals will suddenly go from a whisper to a scream, everything will disappear but a creepy sample, then the song will kick back in with a different beat and a new synth part. And that's just "Who's Laughing Now?," one of the true classic industrial songs of any era. No album by this band is easy to start with, but this is easy to keep listening to, if only to absorb everything that happens on each track. Anyone with an interest in the genre should not overlook Skinny Puppy, and this is one of their shining moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2001
  • Label: NETTWERK AMERICA
  • UPC: 670030204282
  • Catalog Number: 30204

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dogshit (3:54)
  2. 2 VX Gas Attack (5:36)
  3. 3 Harsh Stone White (4:29)
  4. 4 Human Disease (S.K.U.M.M.) (6:18)
  5. 5 Who's Laughing Now? (5:29)
  6. 6 Testure (5:06)
  7. 7 State Aid (3:54)
  8. 8 Hospital Waste (4:37)
  9. 9 Fritter (Stella's Home) (3:31)
  10. 10 Yes He Ran (6:28)
  11. 11 Punk in Park Zoo's (2:31)
  12. 12 The Second Opinion (4:59)
  13. 13 Funguss (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Skinny Puppy Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Nivek Ogre Contributor
cEvin Key Producer, Engineer
Dave Ogilvie Producer, Engineer
Dick Rudolph Contributor
R. Dwayne Goettel Contributor
Rave Contributor
Steven R. Gilmore Sleeve Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    their first masterpiece

    Skinny puppy's albums previous to VIVISectVI are really good and influential. However, VIVISectVI may be considered the first masterpiece by a band which should be considered as the most influential industrial (or whatever you may call it) music. VIVISectVI is a collage where every ingredient is valid to conform a music you may never heard before: guitars are not excluded, of course, Skinny puppy being one of the first electronic bands in ending with that absurd antagonism between electronics and guitars. VIVISectVI starts with 'Censor (I'll write the single title, since I'm not allowed to write the real censored title', a song which represents perfectly what is to come: they dare to begin an album with more than one minute of pure noise. Then Ogre begins to sing and shout and a guitar opens its way into the chaos of noise. 'VX Gas Attack' is similar but even better, with a very catchy beat; 'Harsh Stone White' and 'Human Disease' are colages of sound sculpture where the rhythm is constantly changing and avoiding boredom and repetitiveness. 'Testure' is one of the most accessible Puppy songs ever, where Ogre's voice almost (almost)lacks distortion to transmit his anti-animal experimentation thesis. 'State Aid' is the noisiest track and maybe the worst. 'Fritter' is all composed of samples, a very important element of Skinny puppy's music. 4 extra tracks make this album maybe a bit long but never boring. This is, IMO, together with TDP and Last Rights, the best SP album; its conceptual unity (both in sound and lyrics) make this cd a masterpiece, in my opinion. And i must admit the first time i listened to puppy i hate them, and i have had this album for 4 years now and only now I have really learned to enjoy it. At first it sounded weird and irregular; but as Puppy say (following Baudelaire), regularity lacks sensual appeal.

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