Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Rock, Metal
2007 digitally remastered and expanded digipak edition of the American Sludge Metal band's third album featuring three bonus tracks: 'Peace Thru War' (Alternate Version), 'Depress' and 'Dopesick'. Originally released in 1... more »
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2007 digitally remastered and expanded digipak edition of the American Sludge Metal band's third album featuring three bonus tracks: 'Peace Thru War' (Alternate Version), 'Depress' and 'Dopesick'. Originally released in 1996, this reissue features revised artwork and new liner notes written by the band's vocalist Michael Williams. Century Media.
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Just about as misanthropic as one can get
TimothyFarrell22 | Massachusetts | 12/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In 1996, metal, alternative, and nu-metal were all huge. Despite all this, EyeHateGod had no chance of commercial appeal. The New Orleans sludge metal quintet were just about as misanthropic, nihilistic, and flat out depressing as one could get. For a mainstream who thought Korn sounded as if they were going through a lot of pain, EyeHateGod would no doubt send them into an emotional turmoil. The guitar work and riffing were always stretched out to the point of no return, almost like Black Flag played at a tenth the speed. The bass droned ad infinite, making the listener stuck in the group's living hell. The drummer is always in the background, but aware of the right speeds for every song. The vocal work by Michael D. Williams is one of the most easily distinctive in all of metal. Metal is a genre known for often indecipherable vocals, but Williams are possibly the most unintelligible out of them all. Seriously, it sounds as if the man is speaking in his own painful language most of the time.
"Dopesick", while not my favorite album from the group (that'd be "Take As Needed For Pain"), is probably their definitive statement. It's certainly the most well recorded, as many of their earlier records are hampered by poor sound quality. As for the songs themselves, they're what one can expect from the group, with occasionally a catchy riff surfacing here and there (particularly the Sabbath-like "Dixie Whiskey"). Again, Williams' vocals are obscure as always, but song titles such as "My Name Is God (I Hate You)" and "Anxiety Hangover" give the listener an idea of what hes talking about. Ultimately, this is the kind of metal record which separates the men from the boys. Mall core poseurs wearing Mudvayne and Disturbed tee-shirts will be left terrified at the recording. However, those with a taste for the more extreme sides of American metal or even old school hardcore really need to own this. Its one of the best metal albums of the 90s."
The most CATHARTIC Metal album ever!
B. Parker | oh | 10/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bought this CD cold a few years back. It has twisted me beyond all recognition! Lost your job? Girlfriend left you? Eyehategod are there for you.
I've gotten bored with overtly costumed Euro metal (Cradle, Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom) and growl-laden Death metal (everyone else). That's why Eyehategod is a revelation to me. No choral breaks or violins. No Cannibal Corpse-type grunting in front of anonymous blastbeats. Just pure aggression, but with such a slow groove that you're awaiting the release of Michael William's screams. From the opening scream and breaking glass of "My Name Is God (I Hate You)", these guys have you by the throat. No melody, no strict musical form, just the purity of a good riff and some shredded vocal cords. Feedback is used to its utmost. Eyehategod is so merciless with their audible limits, they make The Melvins sound like Electric Light Orchestra.
They always manage to stay heavy, even when they never move above mid-tempo. I'm not too familiar with the "sludge" metal genre out of the South, but Eyehategod have become my heroes. Be warned - this isn't the kind of music you're gonna be able to turn people onto. "It sounds like it was recorded in a garage." "This guy just screams all the time." Screw 'em, it's good to have heaviness for its' own sake. Hold this CD tight, and it will take you through the darkness.
Now, I updated to this remaster a little while ago - my old copy was played to death. I haven't had a good stereo to compare the sound quality, but given that it was recorded only 12 years ago and the kind of music it is, this version sounds great. The main thing you see on this is three more tracks - "Depress", "Peace Thru War (alt. version)" and the "Dopesick Jam" (my personal favorite). They are morsels added onto a already satisfying steak. My only complaint with this set is that with the restyling of the album art, the old photo under the CD tray is gone. That was a nice vintage bondage shot.
Anyway, buy this album - it is GLORIOUSLY HEAVY! Play it in your car, and by the third track you'll be screaming into your windshield and running over children. Ah, what fun....
INFESTER | Not Germany circa 1930's! | 10/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is maybe the most NOISEY EYEHATEGOD album.. which is why it might be my fave by them!!
Just from the opening second's of smashing object's and scream's you know this will RULE!!
There aint no BALLAD'S on here..no cover song's..just PURE EYEHATEGOD!!! huge pile's of BASS riff's are on here to..it sound's even more nasty that way!! with EYEHATEGOD you know you will always get a bass intro or 4!!! HAIL'S!!
EYEHATEGOD is a band all their own..taking cue's from the MELVINS,BLACK FLAG,BLACK SABBATH,SLAYER,SKYNARD,GG ALLIN..etc..they created a HUGE NASTY GUMBO of PUNK,NOISE AND METAL!!!
All EYEHATEGOD album's that are availible are good and worth getting!!
Make sure to check out the lyrics..total craziness!!!!"