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Upsidedown Cross : Upsidedown Cross

I guess the cover of this album tells you everything that needs to be said about the band's opinion about religion. It's a picture of a retarded Buddha with clown hair and it looks like he's wearing lipstick. The lyrics too express the plain and brutal opinion that all kinds of religion, no matter which, are both stupid and useless. The attack is especially directed at different sorts of christianity (satanism included). How else can you explain lyrics like this?: "Kill for satan/While you're wasted".

This is the debut album of Upsidedown Cross and it is their only release that features Rico Petroleum. But without Rico the band would never have been signed in the first place. He was a friend of those who ran Taang! Records at that time. So the rest of the band decided to let him play with them, for long enough to get the album released. After which he got bluntly kicked out.

As for the music, it is basically just as asshole as it's creators. Upsidedown Cross go to great lengths to create music that utterly ridicules those that they attack, and this is the most extreme of all their releases. It is also the least doom of their releases. Instead the music has more rock tendencies and more weirdness in it. Larry Lifeless' Sex Pistols vocals sound sicker than on their later works. This is music only enjoyable to the most absurd doomster.

This music tampers with your brain. When it plays it slowly gives you a dizzy and almost drunk feeling. After the music stops, it takes a few minutes to let the brain recover. Listening to this cannot be healthy...

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Upsidedown Cross
2. Kill For Satan
3. Redrum
4. Hanging Witches
5. Batallion Of Rats
6. Bloodmobile
7. Mass In Blood
8. The Cup

Duration : Approx. 41 minutes

Visit the Upsidedown Cross bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
Forever Autumn
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