by Lex Marburger
DHR. If you know the label, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, I guess you could say if you mixed (old school) Slayer with (very old school) Ministry, you’d come close to the sound. Oh, & play it through a crappy stereo system, so everything (drums, vocals, sequences) is distorted.
Side note: For a take-no-prisoners stance, don’t you think it’s odd to self-censor your album title? Don’t F**k With Us? We know what you’re trying to say. No one at Wal-Mart is gonna buy it any way. More like Don’t F**K With Us, If That’s OK With You, Sorry About All the Mud on Your Carpet, I’ll Clean That Up, Where Do You Keep the Steam Vac?
Ok, I’ll be fair (kinda)… Although most of the stuff here strongly resembles the first two lines of this review, some of it tries to replicate the softer songs on Pretty Hate Machine and The Downward Spiral. But without the emotion.
Here’s another couple of dozen band names you can’t use anymore: Ronin, The Shizit, Cheap Czad, Technology Scum, Hardware Malfunction, Cathode Ray Tube, Schizoid, Edgey, Replicant Impulse, Pivot, Zymotic vs. Hyperdriver, Mike V2.0, JR5593, Tactilvision, Knar, Kaput, The Threat, Cdatakil, Exist, Winterbrief, The Hawaiian Shirt Mafia, Placid, Ukuphambana, Cpuwar, Pine Tree State Mind Control, 2am Manifesto, 601, Encryption, The Elite, Delete, Con/Strictor, Joshua Atoms, Groan Techno, Tactilvision, Dummy Plug Conspiracy, and Heartworm.
For those of you out there who really like this stuff, by all means get it, crank it, annoy your parents/landlord/RA/boss. There’s a lot worse crap out there to listen to, and I have a feeling that in a couple of years, someone’s gonna make a breakthrough & turn this into a fuckin’ goldmine.
Whoops. Sorry for saying “fuck.”