Testify - _Mmmyaooo_
(Van Richter Records, 1996)
by: Adrian Bromley (
First the band sounded a lot like NIN with their 1994 debut _01_ and their remix album, _Ballroom Killer_, and now with their sophomore record, _Mmmyaooo_ (great name eh?), they sound like Ministry. What's next down the line of industrial bands to imitate? But hold on... hold on. The axe ain't gonna fall too quickly on Testify, not this time at least. Beyond my negative points of this record stands strong a solid, hard-hitting dose of fierce industrial music. From the get-go of opener "Pink Goblin" onto "Head of Compassion" and "Block in the Eye", Testify rarely slows it down, bit by bit breaking the listener into a heaping pile of human flesh. Samples, loud bangs, screams and solid riffs pour out of this rather surprisingly enjoyable second outing. Also, the help of co-producer Adam Grossman (singer/guitarist of Skrew) helped strengthen many of the band's flaws off the first album. _Mmmyaooo_ radiates industrial music and channelled noise to the best of their ability. Good effort.
(article published 6/9/1996)
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