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Tonight the Stars Revolt
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
If you think the Powerman 5000 hit "When Worlds Collide" sounds an awful lot like "Dragula" off Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe, don't blame Powerman 5000 frontman Spider--after all, it's in the genes. Zombie and Spider are ... more »
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If you think the Powerman 5000 hit "When Worlds Collide" sounds an awful lot like "Dragula" off Rob Zombie's Hellbilly Deluxe, don't blame Powerman 5000 frontman Spider--after all, it's in the genes. Zombie and Spider are siblings, and blood is thicker than a whole stack of Bibles. Fortunately, Powerman 5000 are much more than a blasphemous chip off the old gravestone. Sure, many of the rhythms on Tonight the Stars Revolt! are augmented by electronic samples, and the vocals are shouted over a battering-ram assault of drums, but the tunes weren't conceived in the same decayed crypt as Zombie's. Spider is actually more attuned to the power of melody than his big brother. His influences include new-wave bands like Blondie and the Cars (there's even a cover of the Cars' "Let the Good Times Roll"), as well as alternative rockers like Helmet and Girls Against Boys. Instead of focusing on themes of horror and the supernatural as Zombie does, Powerman 5000 seek inspiration from B-grade science fiction films from the '60s, making Tonight the Stars Revolt! more like a futuristic fun house than a genuine freak show. --Jon Wiederhorn
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Sharon D. from SANDY LAKE, PA
Reviewed on 8/27/2006...
Really intense music from this group. Makes me think of the intensity of Thrash in the '80's..
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K. Sanders | Elk River | 12/21/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, its been a long haul for PM5K, but they finally broke into the mainstream with "Tonight The Stars Revolt!". I was optimistic about buying it, but after hearing samples of the record I thought I would get it. I was glad I did, its a good record. Starting off the record is a reading of the big-brothery poem "An Eye Is Upon You", followed by the hard hitting "Supernova Goes Pop". If you ask me, I think the song would've sounded better if they combined the first two tracks. The next track is "When Worlds Collide" the first single, and a crowd pleaser. Effects from B-Grade movies are spliced in, giving the song a creepy bad science fiction movie (a weird voice saying "you are a robot"). Nobody's Real, the bands second single, is a good techno-metal song, with weird beeps that go back and forth to start the song off, so make sure you have stereo sound so you catch it. It seems to me the rest of the CD is slower. I don't like the other half as much, since it strays from the first half's heavy side, but it stays with the theme of the album- be paranoid, you're being watched. Automatic gives a nice refresher. At times, Spider One sounds shockingly similar to Marilyn Manson, but then again PM5K doesnt sing about blasphemy and death. This CD is worth the 15 bucks, so go out and get it."
Not an explicit content cd
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tonite the Stars Revolt! is not a explicit content cd. I have listened to this cd several times and each song several times and there is no reason that this cd should have a explicit content sticker on it. It is not neccessary. So for parents who are reading this for their kids who want this cd and don't want them to have a profane cd this cd isn't one of them."