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Sloth (US) : Candy Bar Caper

It looks like it's time for a candy bar caper.

I know it doesn't say this anywhere on the cover, but the title used by the label is 'Candy Bar Caper' so I guess that is the appropriate title. I guess you could have figured out as much just by reading what the naughty squirrel on the cover says: "It looks like it's time for a candy bar caper." I'm guessing the little critter is going for the candy bar called "Nutz". I don't like nuts so he can have them as long as he keeps on singing '"the candybar caper"' song. That song is a pure happy-go-lucky-in-a-bouncing-castle-of-sugar-rush. I never thought stealing sweets with squirrels could be this much fun!

The three first tracks are weird in the sense that it sounds like someone has just taken an old Sloth track, made new vocals for it, and left in the old ones. The result is a mess where one layer of vocals doesn't have anything connection with the other. In other words, you will hear things like a song being sung by one voice while another voice sings a completely different song, or even just makes strange clucking noises. Weird stuff that sounds like their 'Sweet Deal Vince Neil' 7".

'"moley's song (live in chicago)"' is the only doom metal track and it only lasts 44 seconds. I can't hear the vocals properly, but Moley sounds like a sad little Worship-ing mole. '"the curse"' is a droning, three-minute repetition of a riff, and that's all you can say about that track.

I would claim that this isn't Sloth's finest moment, but '"the candybar caper"' still makes it worth the purchase. What an awesomely stupid song! Only 124 copies were made of 'Candy Bar Caper' so it's bound to be hard to get hold of. Let's just hope that track five is re-released on a compilation.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. "recalibrate"
2. "the whistle song"
3. "neurosis"
4. "moley's song (live in chicago)"
5. "the candybar caper"
6. "the curse"

Duration : Approx. 9 minutes.

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Reviewed on 25-10-2010 by Arnstein Petersen
No God Only Pain
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