Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Kill The Child (Live)
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Listen to Samples
Jeff Moore is a plagirist
darkfather | Warnbro, Western Australia Australia | 06/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Jeff Moores review comes from Terrorizer magazine's top 100 albums of the 1990's and belongs to their 'Great Annihilator' album. I think this is so wrong it is a fantastic review by the writer Damien. Oh yeah Swans rule."
Guy De Federicis | east of here | 06/30/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For a recorded 'live' CD, this album is as intimate and personal as something spooky hollering in the middle of the night from your dark bedroom closet. Gloomy progressive gothic rock, too blunt to be metal classified and too dramatic to be punk, it creates a musical nightmare, the kind of dream you wake up from and ponder into the void over it's complexity, made all the more unsettling by an audience applauding and sometimes chatting indifferently over the superb performance. I discovered 'Swans' music after swearing allegiance to M. Gira's solo work ( "Drainland"; his current band is "Angels Of Light" ), and inititally found this to be industrially exotic, like a bootlegged former Soviet Republic's banned rock and roll. It has since found a niche in the corner of my mind reserved for great music. If this is symbolic of a 'swan', it has a bloody knife under it's big white wing. OK, the title of this CD is a little dark, but while the current state of 'indie' and other music is leaning dangerously close to what could be described as musical romantic fiction, let me slip into my headphones and shout out in a satanic tongue, "Down with organized religion! Release the animal instinct in all of us!", and then it's right back to my life, my job, Radiohead, and the real world."
Nav | NYC | 09/04/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album consists of live tracks culled from 3 (or four?) different shows. It's all placed on one track because it's meant to be listened to as if you were at a show- at their mercy, no fast forwarding or skipping around. Swans are one of those bands that go through "phases". One set of fans might listen to a totally different "swans" then another set of fans. This album is for those who love the groundbreaking, primitive power and brutality of the early Swans.
Music so extreme that it might not be considered "music" by some... its more like performance art. Each song is incredibly heavy and disturbing. the title track (second song) is worth the price of the album as a whole but the other songs are fantastic. I gave it four stars as opposed to five because two of the songs were not recorded very well and the audience noise is too loud. Also, i think the album would have worked better if they had simply recorded one entire show instead of 3.
all in all a must buy for any swans fans. newcomers should get "real love"- the Swans greatest live album to date."