3.0 étoiles sur 5
How disappointing., Nov. 14 2003
"Pandemonium" and "Democracy" are amazing albums. Aside from some rather puzzling diatribes against democracy and other modern institutions, these albums contain moving, poetic, and unforgettable images. "Absent Friends," for instance, is profoundly melancholy while "Lanterns of Hope" is wonderfully hopeful. "Whiteout" from Pandemonium is a glorious, vicious, and relentless assault on the senses.
This new release, however, contains little creativity and very few
They ramble on about various issues, like genetically modified crops and unjust wars, and delve into X-Files-esque paranoia about implants that will observe our every move.
They've lost their wondrously cacophonous harmony, if I can describe their style thusly, and replaced it with simple thrash-metal banality.
"Asteroid" is quite enjoyable, if one doesn't pay much attention to the lyrics.