Something you might have Forgotten
Something plucked from the Vault of Cult
Century Media Records
My favorite album remains The Real Thing because of near every conceivable reason imaginable. It just seemed to drop into my life at exactly the right time. Enough BS-ing already. Yea, I hear ya, What about Sol Invictus, the newest? It should come as no great surprise that it screams FnM, each track sounds different than the last and the album is wholly uncatagorizeable* (ha that's a word, I just made it up!) Funk clashes with rock, ambient noise smothers rhythms found more in popular 90's songs than anywhere else and dark humor collides with new age poetic lyrics that make little more than no sense whatsoever though still make me smirk uncontrollably. In true FnM fashion the first track released (to my knowledge) for public consumption was Motherfucker, and it should come as no great surprise that it found next to no airplay on terrestrial radio on account of its moniker alone (not to mention it’s not quite so 'family friendly' lyrical content).Folks no matter how you slice it FnM are back! I'm going to refrain from rating this as much like other releases in the Mike Patton catalog I'm of the mind that it will grow on me over time like a lovable pet lichen. Horrendous, unsightly at first, though later as I learn to unravel the many complexities (that will most likely warrant a few spins to fully appreciate) it will become a creation that I will find myself studying at length for extended periods of time until it consumes me as both The Real Thing and Angel Dust have previously. Just me?
Metal Blade Records
“Where's my brolly? it looks like it might rain.” Give these crazy bastards a listen, I believe you'll be glad you did!
Nate Johnson's vocals are throaty roars, a style that works excellently with the intensity and pace of the music, one that invokes IMO an inferno of a freight train that has long since melted its own tracks. To not put so fine a point on it, you might want to think twice about working out to this album lest you pop more than merely a single blood vessel trying to keep up. Standout tracks, amidst an album that does nothing but shred: To Wage a War, Pull the Trigger,Welcome to the Wasteland. Who am I kidding? The whole album kicks several gentleman's clubs crammed to the rafters with nothing but ass.
Malice is a mosh pit incendiary soundtrack. Nuff said.
Cult Buggering Off!