Thursday, 25 December 2014

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"american inquisition"
Year:    2007
Country:    US
City:    Los Angeles
Label:    Season of mist
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    12
Time:    60 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Heavy Metal













This thing is a fine example of bandwagon jumping. Six years too late. Valor and whoever chooses to assist him in his continual degradation of the Christian Death name have given us a September 11 2001 conspiracy theory "concept" album. As an american I find his fumbling and obtuse exploitation of those who died offensive in every possible way. Way to rake such tragedy over the coals yet again. Add to this that without Rozz Williams, there is no Christian Death. This is a commonly known fact. Despite what the press release states, Williams was never a member of Pompeii 99. Mr. Valor was drafted in as a replacement guitarist along with Gitane Demone as some of the original members had by 1983 left the band. That anyone would still insist on perpetuating the joke that this band is astounds me. This is very bad and ridiculous heavy metal with piss poor production qualities. We haven't even gotten to just how bad Valor's lyrics are, or rather, what an obviously juvenile audience his simple minded attempts at "controversy" will attract. Take heed all fans of the true Christian Death, this is just another odious entry which further defiles the legacy of a truly pioneering outfit. Song after song on "American Inquisition" drags on and on and on and on. It is as though any attempt at creativity only leads to rank and file by the numbers headbanging metal. It must truly be a drag to never realise any true vision or artistic spark. To know that you require a dead man's legacy for anyone to even bother paying attention to what you do, a legacy you have no right to use by the way. Sin and sacrifice indeed (*Review by Peter Marks ).
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"deathwish"
Year:    1981
Label:    Cleopatra
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    39 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Post Punk










Recorded at Orange County Studios in 1981. These 6 songs were the first recordings Christian Death recorded in a studio before the band signed to Frontier Records for Only Theatre Of Pain. They were asked to provide some songs for the Hell Comes To Your House punk compilation album (Bemisbrain Records, 1981), however only "Dogs" ended up being used. The cover is a reproduction of the painting "Who shall deliver me" by Fernand Khnopff. Reverse has text in French by Jean Lorrain and a picture depicting a child sat upon the coffin of a dead woman (Alfred Kubin "la fiancée de la mort"). Contains 12 page booklet in thin textured paper (in French and English) with tracklist, 4 poems (by Iwan Gilkin, Emile Verhaeren, Remy de Gourmont and Baudelaire), the text by Jean Lorrain (in English) and pencil drawings (notably by Max Klinger). Cover booklet is a black and white reproduction of "Portrait of Stuart Merril" by Jean Delville. Limited Deluxe Edition clear vinyl reissue of the powerful and legendary EP of demo recordings by post-punk icons Christian Death re-issued on 2015 through record label "Cleopatra" plus bonus tracks and remastered sound.
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"only theatre of pain"
Year:    1982
Label:    Season of mist
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    50 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Post Punk




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"catastrophe ballet"
Year:    1984
Label:    Season of mist
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Post Punk




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"atrocities"
Year:    1986
Label:    Season of mist
Format:    CD, LP
Tracks:    10
Time:    45 min.
Genre:    rock
Style:            Post Punk




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