Charles Manson, Hip Hop, Industrial, Techno, Metal, Trance
Whaleyworks | Roanoke, VA | 02/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"An all-in-one masterpiece for the individual with an eclectic taste for music of many genre's. I don't know much about the crew except to say they were part of a crowd that together and individually created some of the most cutting-edge electronic music during the last days of the 80's and early nineties, paving the way for a new sound that is now so common that one can never understand the impact this music made when it was released. That being said, don't fool yourself into believing this album is dated. Each track was so far ahead of it's time, to play them now for my younger friends gets the same enthusiastic response as when I debut a brand new rap or techno hit. Dark plots and characterized vocals make this music a must for someone who wants something more from their musical experience than a pop fan or even a somewhat critical listener. From dance beats in some tracks, to hard metal-like electronica, these tracks span many styles, yet seem perfectly at home together. I headbang then dance, dance then headbang. The clips of Charles Manson used to introduce a couple tracks show his brilliance and make you take into question why he went awry. The rap on tracks like "Coming Down" and "All Cut Up" challenge the enunciation skills, speed, and energy of any popular rapper since and must have been an inspiration to anyone of those who did hear it. I have purchased this CD over and over because I can't keep a hold onto it, someone always takes it. I forgive them though, since you can rarely find it for sale, and I'd steal it too if I couldn't find a copy to buy...it's just that good! If I have a complaint, it is that the CD version is reformatted. The Cassette had a nonstop mix of the tracks in a different order that could trigger an out-of-body experience similar to such masterpieces as Pink Floyd's The Wall and Nine Inch Nails'(who has worked with these guys in various capacities as well on other projects) The Downward Spiral ."