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7/10 Mike Staff review, 14 August 2013
I’ve had a lot of prettiness in my ears so far this morning, now it’s time for some ‘orrible man-rock! The first song on this album really reminds me of Marilyn Manson’s breakthrough hit ‘Beautiful People’. My quip of “Marilyn Manson’s let himself go” got heartier laughs in the office than any of my “...let himself go” quips in recent memory. It’s actually not bad at all but the pounding drumbeat and “evil” vocal affectations. The second track once again smacks of some kind of ‘90s nu-metal stylings but it’s delivered with an unhinged weirdness like that last Racebannon album mixed with Rudimentary Peni.
These guys have been around for ages and I never got around to checking them out ‘cause I thought they’d be mega bleak but actually this is quite accessible cartoony pounding goth-rock with a chunky ‘90s sound that’ll appeal to people who are into stuff like Dope Body, Murder City Devils, Gwar, Ink & Dagger or Bad Guys. It’s a bit cheeseball but a thoroughly entertaining bit of chunky goth-punk silliness nonetheless.
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