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|Acid Bath||Primary Artist|
|Mike Sanchez||Guitar, Background Vocals|
|Sammy Pierre Duet||Guitar, Background Vocals|
|Audie Pitre||Background Vocals|
|Spike Cassidy||Producer, Engineer, Mastering|
|Greg Troyer||Producer, Engineer|
|John Wayne Gacy||Art Direction|
Posted October 1, 2010
I am fortunate enough to live close to New Orleans where these guys performed live and I have been a fan for over 10 years. This is classic stuff that never gets old. Its pretty much indescribable, but I'll try my best. The music is technically very tight and has lots of time changes, great hooks and is sort of spooky, sexy and intense with very beautiful, haunting melodies. Well balanced, clear sound, NOT at all sloppy and full of white noise like most other of the heavier metal bands. Unbelieveably "tough" death metal, but manages to escape being cheesy. The vocalist probably has one of the best (and sexiest) voices I have ever heard. This is not for the sqeamish--the lyrics are downright raw, I'd go as far as vile, yet are very poetic. Violence, aggression,love, death are explored unflinchingly--like the uncovering of pure "id". The sorrow in his voice reveals that underlying the raw despair and violence expressed in the lyrics (and the powerful music), is a fearless portrait of the despair of the human condition and the sorrow of inner emotional pain. I'm not saying they meant to do this, I can't profess to know what they meant to do...but in my opinion the spilling of guts that found it's way into the poetry of the lyrics speaks for itself in a profound sort of way. If you can tolerate the "heaviness" of the music, you will never find another album to even come close to this one within its genre. They are sort of like the Tori Amos of Death Metal. It's rare to find intelligent music where EVERYTHING is close to perfect at the same time--music, lyrics, meaningfulness, and, of course, the voice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 13, 2010
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