Hilt was so far ahead of their time!
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My experience with this CD began a few years ago when a girlfriend of mine accompanied me on a visit of the record shop in Nashville. She was looking for a Hilt CD. We couldn't find it. A few months later we listened to this awesome CD. We ended up going our seperate ways but I soon began a search for this CD. Now it is one of my favorites. "Superhoney" is an incredible sweet innocent love song. This song is amazing and you will listen to it over and over. This CD has the best of all worlds and touches base with punk, Industrial, Rock, and electronic music. I hate to use labels like that but Hilt surpases them all with a truly unique style that is worth checking out. One of my best kept secrets."
A reminder of what music can be when Skinny Puppy goes cynic
comatoso | Bayamon, Puerto Rico | 01/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Back when this record was released i was in the midle of my teenage punk rock crisis. Tired of everything and anything. Then came HILT. Everything came into place, sweetnes invaded every crazy corner of my mind and life went on. Just to say that this album KICKED IT. And will kicck it forever. Buy it only if you think you deserver it.
Que viva el RoCK!"
What pop could have been.
Robert P. Beveridge | Cleveland, OH | 09/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"hilt, Journey to the Center of the Bowl (Nettwerk, 1991)
How to describe the brilliance that is Journey to the Center of the Bowl? It retains the incredible diversity of hilt's debut album, Call the Ambulance... Before I Hurt Myself, while still sounding like a more coherent piece of work. Al Nelson is more in tune, and doing more of the lounge-lizard vocal thing. After almost fifteen years, I have yet to decide whether that's a good or a bad thing. The lyrics are almost as inspired here as they are on the first disc, and Nelson has more of a sense of cleverness, rather than all-out insanity, throwing in little surprises ("Birdwatcher" is especially fetching) and reversals throughout the lyrics. The band sounds not much different, if you strip away the genre-bouncing; it's still excellent, solid performance.
This, folks, is what pop music could have been for the last fifteen years. Listen, and weep for what it has become. **** ½"