Jamie T’s second album in two years is a punk, rap, pop and hardcore tour de force
American Made Music To Strip By
Nothing's shocking any more...
Mr Zombie, though, is doing his best to modernise his schlock-horror credentials, and 'American Made Music To Strip By' is a remix album of last year's 'Hellbilly Deluxe'. Just another greedy ruse in metal's lucrative electronic revolution? Oh yes. But it's the incestuous choice of remixers that really makes it such an exercise in futility.
So, German metallers Rammstein march out some clueless jackboot techno on 'Spookshow Baby'; one of Nine Inch Nails that isn't Trent Reznor potters about in the background on 'Dragula'; and the no doubt charming Damage Twins turn out 'Superbeast (Porno Holocaust Mix)', which, if you look carefully, cleverly juxtaposes the words 'Porno' and 'Holocaust' in the title in order to squeeze every last drop of outrage out the whole dull, one-dimensional genre.
This isn't hardcore. This isn't X-rated. This is Confessions Of A Pantomime Industrial Metaller.
Character studies and ready melodies abound in the latest record by the Oxford quartet
A battle-like record where fear and dread rule
Another gripping Pedro Almodóvar mystery, full of vibrant visuals and emotional revelations
The Californian succeeds, once again, in exposing the ugliness of mankind. It’ll get under your skin