13 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

New Jersey metal mongers Monster Magnet spent much of the '90s swimming against the prevailing pop currents, finally catching a break when the tides shifted their way on their fourth outing, 1998's Powertrip and its breakthrough hit "Space Lord." Two hard years of touring ensured that this follow-up wouldn't surface until 2001 - just in time for another shift in fashion, some attendant label tinkering, and finally a release from their contract. Ironic, considering how boldly the band has both tamed its darkly aggressive sonic ethos and expanded its range. The band incorporates electro-rhythms on the title track and "Queen of You," goes back to the future with the nouveau twang of "Kiss of the Scorpion," and completely shreds the envelope on the stripped-down electronica of "Take It," all seemingly with an eye on expanding their appeal beyond the metal faithful.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

New Jersey metal mongers Monster Magnet spent much of the '90s swimming against the prevailing pop currents, finally catching a break when the tides shifted their way on their fourth outing, 1998's Powertrip and its breakthrough hit "Space Lord." Two hard years of touring ensured that this follow-up wouldn't surface until 2001 - just in time for another shift in fashion, some attendant label tinkering, and finally a release from their contract. Ironic, considering how boldly the band has both tamed its darkly aggressive sonic ethos and expanded its range. The band incorporates electro-rhythms on the title track and "Queen of You," goes back to the future with the nouveau twang of "Kiss of the Scorpion," and completely shreds the envelope on the stripped-down electronica of "Take It," all seemingly with an eye on expanding their appeal beyond the metal faithful.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
Déus Ex Machina ,

Full-throttle ROCK. Step by step:

1. Call up your shrink and tell him to stick his anger management classes up his hindside.
2. Slam down the phone.
3. Kick away the furniture.
4. Load CD.
5. Crank volume.
6. Strike pre-headbang head down pose.
7. Commense headbanging—air guitar and lip synch simultaneously for best results.
8. Repeat.

eucalyptus_mist ,

Monster Magnet is good, hard rock. The way rock is supposed to be.

The subject line says it all. If I am in the mood to listen to pure rock, I go for this band. It puts me right where I want to be. (I think it's sexy, too.) I love it and it motivates me.

dr.piranha43 ,

The Hurried Album

Dave Wyndorf got his lyrics stolen that he had written for their follow up to Powertrip. Instead you get God Says No. It's not bad. There's definitely some hidden treasures in this album. But many of the songs lack the excitement of Powertrip. "Heads Explode" and "Silver Future" are sure-fire. The rest are pretty good. While Powertrip and the newest Monolithic Baby! are definitely better, this one is good enough considering the band was in the process of writing new material, lost it, and had to act quick and make up for it. Monster Magnet is defintely underrated. Tell your friends about this great band.

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