Monster Voodoo Machine - _Direct Reaction Now!_
(Doctor Dream / A&M, 1998)
by: Adrian Bromley (8 out of 10)
Revved up and ready to conquer the world, the latest offering from resurrected Toronto faves Monster Voodoo Machine (after calling it quits a year ago) is a ball-busting concoction of harrowing riffs and forcibly-tight vocals/harmonies. While still sounding very MVM-ish, the new material does away with the keyboards/samples/loops and makes use of the band's hardcore-esque stylings to their utmost. This records runs on strong stamina as it caters to the band's need for heavy grooves, coated with powerful vocals and a deadlock attitude fixated on just rocking the hardest. Hardcore-edge mixed with garage rock/noisecore sounds would best describe the current sound of the band. It plays out a real luscious feel on the record, a slightly slick feel that goes hand in hand with the band's vivacious overtones of a hard worked and defined raw edge. Songs like "Gimme A Riot", "I Have Seen The Rise" and "Dragon Style" sound wicked and easily urge people to give this baby multiple listens. You know what they say: 'You can never keep a good band down.'

Contact: Doctor Dream Records, 817 W. Collins, Orange CA 92867

(article published 8/7/1998)

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