Stuck Mojo - _Pigwalk_
(Century Media, 1996)
by: Adrian Bromley (
This record kicked my ass. BIG TIME! From the opening thrust of title track "Pigwalk" through powerful concoctions as "(Here Comes) the Monster", "Despise", and "Violated", the newly altered Stuck Mojo (new bass player and drummer) from Atlanta, Georgia deliver a truly dynamic and high-powered follow up to their 1995 debut album, _Snapping Necks_. While _SN_ showcased the band's hybrid blend of rap/hardcore/metal, _Pigwalk_ replays their sound, yet is enhanced by the band's determination to further their sound. The album showcases the amount of experience the band has attained while doing numerous tour stops worldwide and captured that in the recording of the album. Thanks to the stunning production of Strapping Young Lad frontman Devin Townsend and Meshuggah producer Daniel Bergstrand, Stuck Mojo have finally been given proper care. The riffs are heavier and the anger of the band is more detailed this time out. Not only does the band provide some of the thickest, most sharp-shooting grooves around on this record but lead singer Bonz still carries the role as frontman well with his rapping/screaming style. Not many people originally caught on to Stuck Mojo and what they did, but this time around Stuck Mojo should have the ball in their court. This band is for real and _Pigwalk_ is probably one of the best releases this Fall, maybe even this year. It's not how heavy you are, it's whether you can play your music.
(article published 10/11/1996)
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