07:37 - Lit. Ah, the fabled Vampire Squid. The Nosferatu of the deep.
07:24 - LeKiwi Just wrote the least informative mini-review on my list - the band is Vampire Squid. [link]
06:35 - Fearmeister Aw shit, that sucks. I got in like, 5 mins before the show started.
06:34 - MetalDoomMaster Drove 11 hours there and back to see it too haha. At least now I know for next time I guess.
06:32 - MetalDoomMaster I'm a fucking retard. I was staying with a friend in Merrillville and neither of us knew it was in a different time zone even though it was in the same state, so we missed the first hour of the show. Just saw the last Aeon song.
06:30 - Fearmeister Yea, it was a cool show. I love how the guy next to me was like 'WHOA' when Tribulation was playing :P
06:29 - MetalDoomMaster I don't know how I didn't see that haha. That guy completely ruined the vibe of the last song. He was up front arguing with the guards the whole time. That was my first time in Indy. Nice city.
Are you back? Good, because I'm about to get started. The basic structure of this album is a fun, simplistic and catchy industrial album. This is nothing you haven't seen before; your standard forty minute album with thirteen, three-ish minute tracks. The only thing that differentiates this from any other industrial album is the awful album title, and immature album cover. Apart from those two differences, this is just another, sub-par album: repetitive songs, cheesy synths, and even worse lyrics.
What's not to love?
I mean really, this is a catchy slab of music that makes my toe tap. Sure I probably wouldn't pick it off my shelf and play it every single day, but this is far from being terrible. In fact, I'm even going to go out and say, I like Satanic Pop Metal. There, happy now?
But really, if this album was titled anything but, I'm sure it would not be getting the rap that it has. It's funny to see that something as small as the cover, or title, can sabotage a perfectly fine album. It's almost saddening to think that most of the people bashing this, probably haven't even heard it past the second track. In the end, Satanic Pop Metal is decent, if you give it a chance.
If that video is anything to go by then this is far too straightforward and functional to be given less than 5 really. It's so straight up and inoffensive that it practically begs for an average score, rather than a negative one.