10 Songs, 40 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings
20 Ratings
bakelaroo ,

an album for those "feeling evil" moments

From soft sultry coos to soul-ripping distortion this album is nothing more than an auditory workout. This is one of my favorite albums and definitely a hidden gem compared to some other stuff out on the market today. If you're curious about a few songs, do yourself a favor and buy the whole album. You'll thank yourself later.

FreyaErzulie ,

spooky sensual female vocals - what happened to these guys?

Saw these guys open for MM in 98 and immediately bought the disk. The audience was not receptive - didn't get them I suppose - as the singer was so ballsy, one of the toughest female performers I've ever seen. The first two tracks are two of the best industrial/goth metal (?) songs of the 90's. Pleasant smell is downright sensual. If anything buy tracks 1, 2, 4, 9, and 10. Well for an extra 5 bucks you can have the whole thing!

Ilya K ,

The Devil is truly in the details...

I love this record like few others in my collection of thousands! It was quite a jolt to see that it is actually ten years old...especially since I still play it as if brand new. "Mr. Johnson Take A Bow" has to be one of the spookiest tracks ever!! You could even visualize Lucifer strolling leisurely into a quiet town as it plays. I love listening to this record after watching "The Ninth Gate". Wickedly beautiful and horribly overlooked!

About 12 Rounds

Although they were championed by Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor, who signed the band to his Nothing label, the British duo 12 Rounds was originally signed to Polydor and began as a trio. Although their debut, Jitter Juice, sold well enough to lead to a series of festival appearances back home and an extensive tour with friends the Sneaker Pimps, the band -- Atticus Ross and Claudia Sarne -- was ultimately dropped by Polydor. They used the downtime productively and recorded an album's worth of material in the summer of 1997 in their studio basement. When Reznor heard the tapes, he signed them immediately, and eventually put out My Big Hero in July 1998. Besides as 12 Rounds, the pair has worked with others as well, such as a collaboration with Bomb the Bass, and production credits that include Barry Adamson's As Above So Below and a new band called No Jahoda. Most notable were Atticus Ross' collaborations with Reznor, which included work on Nine Inch Nails' albums, handling production duties for other artists, and, with Reznor, to an Academy Award-winning career as score composer for films including The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. ~ Greg Prato


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