Homespun: Murder Happens, Dead World and Dying Suns
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Murder Happens' new CD, Dead World and Dying Suns. He had this to say:
By looking at the album credits for Murder Happens' latest CD, one might think that band leader Paul Wood won a trip to Industrial Rock Fantasy Camp. Dead World and Dying Suns features guitar work by former Ministry member Mike Scaccia (whose chugging riffs are heard on the classic album Psalm 69, among others) and vocals by ex-KMFDM/current Slick Idiot member En Esch. To cap it all off, Pigface's Martin Atkins helped master the record. These names alone make World a must-hear for anyone who adores the Wax Trax! catalog or thinks that Broken was Nine Inch Nails' finest hour, but it's to Murder Happens' credit that these guest stars fit comfortably into the electro-industrial aesthetic. This is partly because the band takes big cues from these forefathers of the genre -- World uses both heavy-metal guitars and synthesizer arpeggios to create songs that bear the strength, detail and repeating pattern of corrugated metal.
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