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Eyehategod : Preaching The ''End-Time'' Message

In the inlay, Eyehategod have written in their own words what's on this CD: "Opioid residual hallucinosis Schizoaffective disorder PSYCHOAFFECTIVE DISORDERS NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED." Personally, I would have said "Compilation Of Miscellaneous Rare Stuff", but I have to admit their way sounds much cooler.

The music itself is quite heavy and at the same time a bit bouncy. The bounce in the music comes from what has been called Southern sludgecore. It's a genre that Eyehategod claim as their own creation and also claim the throne as the genre's biggest name. Despite that genre classification it should also be duly noted that not only is the music mostly doom, they have also been a huge influence to the whole sludge/doom genre.

The first half of this CD consists of tracks from various compilations and rare splits. Some of them are alternate versions of tracks from other albums. So basically, if you missed out on any of the rarities, then you can still get hold of them on this CD. Track 6 and 7 are live tracks that were recorded the 3rd of september 2002 in Tokyo, in a place called Club Quatro. The final three are demo versions of tracks that might see the light on a future album.

This compilation contains tracks from various points in the band's history. Even as far back as 1993. This means that for people who just want to check this band out, it might be worth considering. Needless to say, but the band's fanbase would probably be interested in it as well. Even if I'm still convinced that the genre has better bands to offer, these guys are still essential.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Methamphetamine
2. Serving Time In The Middle Of Nowhere
3. Sabbath Sam
4. Age Of Bootcamp
5. I Am The Gestapo
6. Jackass In The Will Of God(live)
7. Revolution/Revelation(live)
8. International Narcotic
9. 36 Beers And A Ball Of String
10. Turn Troubled Tables

Originally appeared on:
1. Alternate version of a song that originally appeared on 'Cry Now, Cry Later Compilation'.
2. Alternate version of a song that originally appeared on 'Gummo', the soundtrack of the movie with the same name.
3. 'In These Black Days: A Tribute To Black Sabbath Vol. 1', a split 7" with Anal Cunt.
4. 'Soilent Green/Eyehategod Split'.
5. 'Eyehategod/Cripple Bastards Split'.

Duration : Approx. 39 minutes

Visit the Eyehategod bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
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