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Skinny Puppy architects Cevin Key and Dwayne Goettel forge here a disturbing and surreal montage of mutilated sound and fractured noise: a suitable backdrop for vocalist Nivek Ogre's angry and despairing reflections on war, disease, and insanity. "Human Disease" and "Hospital Waste" launch a heated attack on the senses, while "Harsh Stone White" is slow-paced brutal surrealism. "VX Gas Attack" and "Testure" are considerably more direct, with their horrified reactions to chemical warfare and animal vivisection. Through this exquisite clamor an occasional riff or melody emerges, such as in "Testure" and "Who's Laughing Now?," rounding out the overall sound. The latter third of the album is predominantly instrumental noise-sculpture, Key and Goettel exhibiting their lurid arsenal of sounds and programming technique. --Mark McCleery --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.
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Boy was I glad I did. This is an awesome CD. It starts off heavy and never lets up. Skinny Puppy pounds you into submission as they take on various socio-political themes. VX Gas Attack was an outcry against Iraq's use of chemical weapons against Iran and the Kurds. Testure describes someone witnessing a vivisection and other animal testing techniques. Much of the music is harrowing and can be difficult to listen to at times.
Along with Ministry's "Land of Rape and Honey," Vivisect VI is considered by many to be one of the greastest industrial CD's ever. If you listen to industrial music and haven't heard this, you need to rectify that right now and buy this. If you like the current industial acts (Funker Voigt, VNV Nation, etc.) you'll definately like this. And pick up "Rabies" while you're at it.
I must confess that "Vivisect Vi" is the only album I own by industrial legends Skinny Puppy. I bought it a couple of years ago (used of course) when I was just getting into industrial music. Never have I heard anything as corrosive and nihilistic in my entire life as "Vivisect Vi". It was not the easiest album for me to listen to. The music is just as brutual as the lyrics are but I mean that as a complement. Not all music should be all accessible and digestible for the ears. "Vivisect Vi" gave me a real earful to the extreme sounds of industrial music. If anything, "Vivisect Vi" should be the blueprint to how heavy and brutal music should be. Forget your Limp Bizkits and Korns of the world. Compared to Skinny Puppy, Limp Bizkit and Korn are the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC trying to go hardcore. My personal favorite songs are the more serious songs such as "VX Gas Attack", "Testure" and "Who's Laughing Now". The intensity in the lyrics matches well with the brutual synthesizers and drum machines pounding relentlessly. Not all the songs on the album delves into political or personal causes like "VX Gas Attack" and "Testure". There are the more surreal, abstract songs such as "Punk in Park Zoo's" and "Funguss" which goes to show you that the band does have a twisted sense of humor. Although "Vivsect Vi" isn't the easiest album to listen to, it sure is a beautifully chaotic album. Noise hasn't sounded this good in years.
The uncanny power of Skinny Puppy and this particular album is that they never seem to sound dated or a relic of the past like so much other music. This is due to their revolutionary innovation of sound, noise and sampling and amalgamation of punk/electronic/gothic aesthetics, which turned into the most prominent bands of the last 20 years. Their influence has been repeatedly acknowledged and manifested in bands as diverse as Ministry, Pigface and Nine Inch Nails to Marilyn Manson, Leather Strip and VNV Nation. Listening to these songs, will make you want to get up and dance, even stomp and pound...it will rouse even the gothiest goth and the punkest punk to meet in unison on the dance floor-an increasingly rare occurrence these days. And it is precisely as a result of Skinny Puppy's ability reunite these once so closely integrated groups, which is where their ultimate attraction and musical power lies.
Most recent customer reviews
Let me illustrate how bad this album is. In 1991 after being in the Gulf War I was sent to Northern Iraq through Turkey to take part in Kurdish Relief. Read morePublished on April 5 2004
Of all the Skinny Puppy albums I've listened to, I'd have to say VIVIsectVI is probably my least favorite. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2004 by Elliott
ok, this was my first skinny puppy album, and i listened to it for like 6 months straight. it is perfect. chaotic, melodic, and beat-filled. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2003
To simply put it, "ViVisection Vi" is one of the more darker Industrial albums I own next to the cold monolith of "Streetcleaner" by Godflesh. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by Sean
This is true industrial. This is a typical Skinny Puppy CD, and as such you must listen to it twice at least before judging whether you like it or not. Perhaps even more.Published on Dec 29 2002
This album consists of a thick, dense electronic sound environement that constantly threatens to be uncomfortable and clausterphobic... Read morePublished on Dec 26 2002 by sharpie_twin_tip
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