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
Ashy Knuckles ,

Real Rock

Personally, this album has moved to be higher on my list of best MM albums than Powertrip. I loved powertrip and didn't think any album of their's could top it...along came God Says No. Rushed or not this album has some of my favorite songs from MM. God Says No, All Shook Out, Queen of You and, Silver Future are all near classics. But Cry is that song that catapults this album to the top. I usually have to give an album a few listens before I really get it. So if you're on the fence about this album give a listen, let the cd sit in your car deck for a little bit. If you like MM you'll be amazed at the depth this album is capable of.

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.

naturally naughty natalie ,

Monster Magnet God Says No

This is awesome! I heard this album for the first time today while camping. The songs are much more disturbing & hardcore than SpaceLord. I couldn't wait to get home and download it. My new favorite lines are- I am a pillar of salt. You'll never be worse than me. So get in the f'ing car... (Heads Explode)
You'd never guess I teach Sunday school
Peace out, yo!

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