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“Mythmaker” by Skinny Puppy

Artist: Skinny Puppy
Title: “Mythmaker”
Label: SPV Records
Release Date: 1/30/2007
Genre: Industrial/Techno/Prog
Rating: 3/5

The time has come for Skinny Puppy to return and show the legions of believers why they were masters of the Industrial and Dark Techno world in which they walked for so long. One does not have to be well-schooled in the bands history to find this to be an intense display of angry moods and the technological as they once again meet and form complex but yet hypnotic patterns as only this band can deliver. Lead Singer Ogre does not fail to disappoint and he continues to delve into the experimental nature that the group never feared to adventure into. At times he sounds as mechanical as the drums and keyboard patterns that run across this release – as opening track “Magnifishit” begins you would feel as though your computer was performing for you. This is the kind of stuff that fans of Nitzer Ebb, Depeche Mode and even some traces of Nine Inch Nails would most appreciate and for a band that has been around for about 25 years they still can dole out something interesting that non-fans can enjoy as well.
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