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Sister Machine Gun
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Sister Machine Gun
Title: Metropolis
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Tvt
Original Release Date: 7/15/1997
Release Date: 7/15/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Goth & Industrial, American Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 016581724426

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Explosive release is a new road for Sister Machine Gun!
A. Copp | USA | 05/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Unlike many I wasn't a big fan of BURN the previous outing by CHRIS RANDALL and his band. Though it was good, I felt that it was too electronic. The end result was cold and distanced with little of the life present on SINS OF THE FLESH and TORTURE TECHNIQUE shinning through. But on METROPOLIS that is all different. Though still heavy with electronics the addition of some horns and most impressively, slide guitar makes this sound as alive as a first date.The impressive opening spoken word track THIS METAL SKY (spoken by Randall's wife) sets the tone for the rest of the piece. Though far from a concept album the work does have a theme of humanity overcoming the "industrialization" of the culture. You know emotion over machine, love conquers all, that sort of thing.Though easily available, WAX TRAX! Didn't really support this album enough and left the gang to flounder out on the road on their own. Subsequently they left WAX TRAX! for greener pastures. I caught them opening for TYPE-O-NEGATIVE and found the stripped down live sound to be even more exciting. I sincerely hope a live album is under consideration. This was easily one of the best releases in 97, which was a great year for this type of music anyway."
Sister Machine Gun - 'Metropolis' (TVT)
Mike Reed | USA | 01/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Seems like for every genre of music there is,a handful of bands will step barely outside the beaten path.'Metropolis' is SMG's fourth effort.Best described as industrial metal.Having John Fryer(White Zombie)to produce this CD didn't hurt either.Tracks that I thought showed Sister Machine Gun's true colors were "Living Without You","White Lightning","Admit"(for it's full string orchestration)and "Bitter End".Might appeal to fans of Gravity Kills,Fliter,KMFDM and possibly Deftones or Faith Nor More."
S.M.G's "lost album"
Mike Reed | 08/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is really one of s.m.g's best "lost" peices of work, as awesome and well made as this album is, it really didn't see that much exposure like the other albums....why? I have no clue, some say it's because wax trax! didn't lift a finger to promote it. (i beleive it!)A real gem. first off you've got a darkly atmospheric intro featuring c.randall's wifee speaking with her voice lightly distorted over hyper-ventilated blips & bleeps talking about how the corporate world is trying to brain-wash you. Then from there we have an ecclectic album resuming many of the good old fashioned wax trax traditions, mixed up with new suave (but demented) tones. Think like "Burn" just sped up some, and much more polished. This is sister machine gun's last album from wax trax! after this c.randall started up his own positron! records. Best songs: "desperation" " what do you want from me" "think" and "torque". also "admit" will really suprise you, seems kind of odd at first but you understand the passion/fury behind the lyrics, then it grows on you."