Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Rock, Metal
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Believethelie | 10/27/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"ok, i had a more positive review before this one, but after giving it a true listening, its not the best, or even better than STILLBORN, as i said earlier. the vocalist doesnt ever change tone, at all, and only half the album is catchy. the vocalist is not even at all close to hoffman, but the lyrics are quite good, but once again, not as good as hoffmans. now, the guitair work is quite splendid, and the drumming is excellent, but doesnt change up too much, which can get boring. if you are new to malevolent creation, dont make this your first, and if this is your first, and u dont like it, please keep faith, when they come back with hoffman on "the fine art of murder" they come back to their roots, and dominate with true malevolence. peace out..by the way...for the song THEY BREED i take off 2 stars. there is absolutely no need for rascist remarks in heavy metal music. other than that this is a good cd."
The Unstoppable Eternal Juggernaut
Gunther Haagendazs | Up High in the Trees | 09/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Malevolent Creation's fourth studio album, absolutely rocks. Insert any positive thing that can be said about a Death Metal album and you have it here. Shredding solos, dark lyrics and a good vocalist (though not as good as original vocalist Brett Hoffman) and pounding drums from Dave Culross can all be found on this album. After the departure of Brett Hoffman, bassist Jason Blachowitz took over the vocal duties while still playing the Bass marking the only time Malevolent Creation has been a foursome. Although his vocal range doesn't change too often, he does a good job and his growl is easily understandable in comparison to so many other Death Metal bands.
When this album was released, there was a lot of controversy over the song They Breed (which is the racism that the 3 star reviewer speaks of). Despite Jason yelling "You F***ing Ni**ers!" at the end of the song, They Breed is not a racist song. Read the lyrics and it can easily be taken out of context, but here's the real deal. The song is about Scum. The band is not filled with racists (it never was). There have been people with a variety of nationalities and religions in the band over its lifetime. In an interview (it's pretty easy to find it over the internet, Amazon won't let me post the address) the band has a lot of black friends whom they call each other ni**er all the time in a joking manner. Although it may have been best to keep it an inside joke, people decided to take it to the extreme and carve "DIE NAZI!" on the side of their CD Warehouse. Interesting fact though, if you look up the word ni**er in a dictionary, it never says "a black person". Too many people freaked out over this song, which is a shame because it has ended up as one of my favorites on the album.
Eventually however, it was this song and an incident in Germany that led to Jason's removal from the group. After 2 more albums(including Joe Black), He decided to wear a KKK shirt at a concert and this combined with the knowledge of the song They Breed, the crowd booed the stage, merchandise was destroyed, etc. It didn't lead to a riot but it wasn't the friendliest environment (even for a Death Metal concert). As the band retreated to their tour bus, Jason began laughing sending guitarist Phil Fasciana into a rage, leading into a fist fight. Jason left and they haven't seen each other since. (Once again you can find it in that interview I spoke of) This departure allowed Brett Hoffman to return to Malevolent Creation for two more albums before his final departure.
So to clear anything up, the band isn't racist; they are one of my favorite Death Metal bands and never get enough credit for their work. They are extremely talented, there is no filler on Eternal and there is never a moment where I become bored. If you buy Eternal (or any Malevolent Creation album) you will not be disappointed, hoped this helped.
The artwork shown here is a shade of green, mine is a shade of brown, so there may be more than one album cover for Eternal."