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Mind Control [CD]

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Cult Rockers Return for Another Round

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    Parkas4Kids
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    Chances are you've already listened to Blood Lust if you're reading this review. If you haven't, please try to rectify that mistake. If you have, then you will naturally be able to see and feel the progression of Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats in Mind Control, their sophomore album for Rise Above Records/Metal Blade Records. Whereas Blood Lust felt like the gathering of a cult, Mind Control feels like the cult has turned into a living, breathing society ready to lash out against the world. A little more heavily steeped in contemporary heavy metal, Mind Control is a more aggressive-sounding record than Blood Lust while further cementing the fact that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats are here to stay. And that, my friends, is a good thing. As stated above, the first half of Mind Control is much more aggressive and much faster than the heady psych-metal of Blood Lust. "Mt. Abraxas" takes you into the heart of the band's metaphorical commune, immersing you in the dark, sweaty, bloodthirsty halls of many of humanities deepest emotions. "Mind Crawler" begins to warp your mind as well as your perceptions of the world around you, twisting your thoughts until you desire nothing more than to bite the "Poison Apple" as part of the initiation rite: the "Desert Ceremony." In that deadly ritual, you fall under the spell of Uncle Acid's "Evil Love" as you and your fellow Deadbeats sing the "Death Valley Blues." It is then that you and your fellow Deadbeats "Follow the Leader" to the "Valley of Dolls" to do the "Devil's Work"! All jokes aside, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats may very well have outdone themselves with this album. Harder and faster than Blood Lust, the band take back their signature sound as "Evil Love" ends and "Death Valley Blues" begins, something akin to the euphoria a serial killer feels after finishing with each victim. I also really rather like the simplistic album art, the rainbow banner around the distant mountain range on a primarily-black background. Very minimalistic.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sweet retro doom.

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    Giantsfan1981
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    If you like stoner doom, this is for you. Imagine the Beatles fronted by Charles Manson.

    I would recommend this to a friend