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Weekly Music Review: Earth A.D.
 
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Delirium Sep 9th, 2009 10:04 AM

I really like walk among us, but i just cant get into this one no matter how many times i listen to it. It goes downhill a lot from the previous release.

robo_rob Sep 9th, 2009 01:21 PM

I love this album, my only real complaint is, and it has nothing to do with the actual album, I used to have Earth A.D as a cellphone ring tone. So now, every time i hear Earth A.D, I feel rushed to grab my phone.

Tadao Sep 9th, 2009 04:27 PM

So the shortness of the album is equal to 3/10ths of the score? I liked that I could finally lengthen my Walk Among us tape by putting all of Walk Among Us on side A and Earth A.D. on side B. I would give it 6 pickles. Jerk

Edit : I guess it only matters if you live in an audio analog only scenario.

Nick Sep 10th, 2009 09:42 AM

Still beat all the albums they put out after Danzig quit.

HowardC Sep 10th, 2009 07:46 PM

Nearly all of the Misfits songs have been covered by Metallica, including Die Die Die My Darling. The Metallica versions are also vastly superior. I hate to knock the Misfits, because they are a very creative band, but let's face it, Danzig can't sing and the rest of the band can't play. The Metallica versions have crisp, intelligable lyrics and sharp, complex guitar work that make for a far more enjoyable listen. And for the record, except for that odd few months when they were going to a therapist (St. Anger) Metallica has NEVER and will NEVER suck.

I'm not a fan of this album at all. Sounds like most misfit albums, namely a drugged up alcoholic mumbling and screaming while the rest of the band seemly plays as irratic and badly as possible. And before you ask yes, I AM a fan of punk. The problem is it's more of a concert medium and doesn't translate well to an album.

I would recommend instead you buy Metallica's "Garage Days" album. It contains two of the songs listed as well as some motorhead and other covers.

executioneer Sep 10th, 2009 09:22 PM

danzig is a fine singer, you shut your face

Tadao Sep 10th, 2009 09:26 PM

I remeber the days before Metallica, everything seemed less corporate back then, :tear

Maxwell Demon Sep 11th, 2009 01:47 AM

oh my fuckin god did that dude really just say the metallica covers are "vastly superior?"
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAAHAAAHAAAA!!! !! oh man. ahh gotta calm down here. theres no accounting for taste but jesus fucking christ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA!!! some people shouldnt be trusted with a set of speakers. i wonder if he has a metallica sticker on the helmet he has to wear 24 hours a day.

ahhhh. whew. anyways awesome review proto, u always have the best taste in music on here. like remember that time i was the only person to comment on the faint album? ahhh yeah good times manG. u still live in VA? ima walk to jur house and fondle your cd rack.

testtube Sep 11th, 2009 04:26 PM

Metallica, bwhahahaahahahah. Anyways, another fine Halloweeny album: Acid Witch - Witchtanic Hellucinations

Postmark Sep 12th, 2009 03:10 AM

If you are going to do a bunch of horror themed album reviews the next two months, then I HIGHLY recommend Cacophony by Rudimentary Peni. All Lovecraft, baby. Plus, it always helps when the singer and songwriter of the group is a legit schizophrenic.

http://www.deathrock.com/rudimentarypeni/cacodisc.html

*cough cough* Contact me if you need a review copy *cough cough*

Protoclown Sep 12th, 2009 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HowardC (Post 647291)
The Metallica versions are also vastly superior.

Um, no.

some girl named lauren Sep 13th, 2009 06:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HowardC (Post 647291)
Nearly all of the Misfits songs have been covered by Metallica, including Die Die Die My Darling. The Metallica versions are also vastly superior. I hate to knock the Misfits, because they are a very creative band, but let's face it, Danzig can't sing and the rest of the band can't play. The Metallica versions have crisp, intelligable lyrics and sharp, complex guitar work that make for a far more enjoyable listen. And for the record, except for that odd few months when they were going to a therapist (St. Anger) Metallica has NEVER and will NEVER suck.

Part of the charm of The Misfits is the fact that the recordings are of terrible quality. Another chunk of the charm comes from the fact that everybody sounds slightly intoxicated and angry and incoherent. While low-grade recordings are hardly universally enjoyable, in the case of The Misfits, the lo-fi settles well. Being able to understand the lyrics (as in the Metallica covers) actually ruins some of the mystique of the songs. That said, I do like the Metallica covers but they are much like the rest of Metallica's body of work-- very polished and enjoyable but not tremendously creative. (I would like to point out the fact that "creative" and "very talented" are not synonymous.) The absurd theatrics of The Msifits in both their music and in their Danzig-era performances are two things that make the muddled, low quality recordings full of that occult (as in secret) captivating aesthetic.

Then again, there's nothing to say that any of us have to agree in terms of our musical tastes. I like a lot of polished and crisp music but it can't always beat out an energetic and confusingly presented record on the basis of its refinement alone.

Nick Sep 13th, 2009 08:01 PM

Metallica sucks

Dommin Sep 19th, 2009 11:23 PM

Die, Die My Darling is worth atleast four pickles by it's self. Seriously.


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