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Law of Ruins
Six Finger Satellite
Law of Ruins
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Six Finger Satellite
Title: Law of Ruins
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sub Pop
Original Release Date: 8/11/1998
Release Date: 8/11/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 098787042825

CD Reviews

Post-rock? no way, man...
Colin P. Metz | 08/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this was the best release of 1998, BAR NONE. post rock you say? no way, man...this blows the likes of both Shellac and Radiohead away with the sound of a band literally falling to pieces and trying desperately to hold itself together (comparable to Pere Ubu's 1979 masterpiece NEW PICNIC TIME) while in the meantime spewing out some of the finest, gut-wrenching, take no prisoners rock and roll. what can you say about a record that both SPIN and ROLLING STONE refused to review? the other half of the rock and roll coin on this record consists of 6FS doing their imitation of Trans Am and actually doing a better job at it than TA ever could. why 6fs never made a modern minimalist techno update of their excellent MACHINE CUISINE 10" is beyond me, as they coulda been huge in Germany. this is one record that EVERYONE should own. if you like this, also check out SERENADE IN RED by OXBOW, NEW PICNIC TIME by Pere Ubu, and ANYTHING on the Chain Reaction label (distributed by Caroline in the U.S.)."
Killers-era Alice Cooper meets raved up Butthole Surfers. | holbrook, mass. | 06/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Slow tunes mix dub with new-tech noise. Pensive with an edge. But this one is all about rage. It's a tour of the heart's deepest cravings. As a fan of Killers-era Alice Cooper, it was a joy to hear a modern version of real rock. Mania of "Just as predicted, I blame the chemicals" refrain is one for the ages. It's FOIN."
Face Melter
the_good_machine | 08/14/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bought this because my old copy got destroyed due to my neglect of cds in my youth. So glad I did. Six Finger Satellite is one of my favorites. Law of Ruins was their last proper record and, upon further listening years after I ruined my original copy, may be my favorite of theirs. The tone they achieved on their records is unbelievable and creates a very cold and sinister mood. Way out there space jams with a touch of cold steel and German. The sound of smoking crystal meth and then beating the crap out of Big Black. Everyone should own a Six Finger record, if only to use to frighten children and make your neighbors want to kill themselves because they realize what a failure their lives have been in comparison."