Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Dark as it gets
Michael J Harper | Covina, CA United States | 09/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album was another dark chapter for Phallus Dei, continueing what began in Cyberflesh to a lesser acheievement, nonetheless thier growth was shown. Psychedellic, dark, cathartic and at times beautiful. Phallus Dei never achieved any major status in any scene probably because of thier inappaarent music stance. Phallus Dei are as much psychedellic-metal-industrial as they are dark-ambiant.I'd like to think of Phallus Dei as afficianados of dark textures. With much influence from Clock DVA and Controlled Bleeding, to maybe even a band from which thier name may have come "Amon Duul2" 'Amon Duul2s' first album was entitled "Phallus Dei" They worked without any desire to make what sells records to a rock or goth industry. Led by Singer and sample man 'Oliver St. Lingham' Phallus Dei had an unwitting crowd waiting for them as they emerged. They just may have been to dark for music fans and in this way skimphed to deliver to a trend mongering horde that cried for the mainstream-ability of the industrial and dark music industry. An industry that tried to get good production and darkness to have a face and a quality above the basement tapes that led dark music in the late 70's and 80's.Nothing is wrong with this album short of thier sampling which isn't very good being that the samples are too long... bearing a point or not they drag especially long in 1 song, which is really not enough to phaze the review. The 4 star rating is good from my stand-point as it does does pale in comparison to 'Cyberflesh' to be an entire eclectic experience contained in one album, yet it still managed to push the band further.Like thier other albums I've had for years I'd like to see a review omitted. to at least give this band a review to a public that may never hear them, especially the people with no need for scene specification other then what been mentioned that may truely enjoy them."