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Felons & Revolutionaries
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
From the band name to the album title of their dozen-song debut, it's clear Dope don't shy away from controversy. In fact, the quintet embraces discord with songs like "America the Pitiful" and "Pig Society" that posit the... more »
From the band name to the album title of their dozen-song debut, it's clear Dope don't shy away from controversy. In fact, the quintet embraces discord with songs like "America the Pitiful" and "Pig Society" that posit the band as a more angry and political (if less dramatic and provocative) Marilyn Manson. Modern metal melds with techno touches on the majority of the carefully wrought songs of Edsel Dope, who, along with real-life brother Simon Dope, formed the band. While they're not all that incendiary (though they deserve a parental-advisory sticker), Dope have nonetheless made a powerful debut. From the irresistible kick of "Sick" to the Ministry-meets-Rob Zombie "One Fix," to vocal effects on the cool groove of "Kimberley's Ghost," the album fits right into the Ozzfest Nation's aggro consciousness. --Katherine Turman
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(2 out of 5 stars)
"these guys aren't original at all. They sound EXACTLY like Marilyn Manson "Antichrist Superstar"-era and the more I hear them the less I like them. Just a stereotypical metal band that old people talk about ("You can't understand what he's saying", "He's just shouting "F**k you, f**k you"), which is true, in the first track, the only part that comes to mind is a blatantly dull chant of "F**K YOU! F**K YOU!" Oooooh that's very big and clever ain't it? There's no intelligence in the lyrics or music and it all seems like its been done LOTS of times before. Only a couple of songs worth listening to: "F**k Tha Police" and "Sh*t World"... is all the swearing needed? Maybe its to cover up the fact that they are talentless. Probably a good live band, a very dire band on disc."
Jeremy Mundell | The middle of a Pig Society | 01/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw them open for slipknot and have been a big fan since, this album is incredible. Dope is the best new band in 1999, yes that includes slipknot! They have skill can write songs in key and make them heavy without down-tuning the guitars! This album begins with the agressive Pig Society and by the time it is over you will have turned on continuous loop for the entire CD. Seriously there are no bad songs on this album. I have met dope twice and they are very down to earth willing to say hi and give an autograph. I have each member's signature on a ticket stub from their show and Eidsel signed my dope shirt. Do I recommend this album? Hell yeah!"
i am a music fan | USA | 10/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I would definately not say this is a genre defining album.It is basically the average industrial metal album.Yet;the main aspect of this album,that keeps me listening to the disc,is the instant melodies and hard hitting grooves.In my opnion,it actually does not matter,whether the music i listen to is genre defining or not(and trust me this disc is not),i enjoy music with enjoyable grooves and melodies.Dope's:"felons and Revolutionaries",combines the furious industrial metal of classic white zombie,with instant sugary guitar hooks,of many alternative rock bands operating on the scene today.The lyrics are somwehat anti establishment and should appeal to teenagers that do not have jobs,or have a dislike for school and authority. Dope basically,are angry so called-drug dealers that hate the system for personal reasons and enjoy letting the entire world know about this.I am not saying that their message is negative,i'm just implying that it is a tad cliched.Well,to conclude;the music makes up for this slacker like rage.If you enjoy your industrial metal brutal yet melodic at the same exact time,in a present moment(with a little rapcore rantings)then purchase Dope's:"felons and revolutionaries"from amazon.com now!"