A WHOLE LOT OF NOTHING
ALBUM GUN, BMG RELEASE: AUGUST
28, 2001 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 4, 2001
has been four years since the last album by Clawfinger. I'm sure the
wait has been worthwhile for some fans. That is, those fans who buys and likes anything this Swedish-Norwegian act finds fit to hit
the record shops with. For those who wants something more, or who buys
"A Whole Lot of Nothing" inspired by the talk about all the
new influences, it hasn't.
The new album contains pretty much
the same old Clawfinger we're used to. Plus some stale drum'n'bass-influences
that may sound fun the first time, but quickly fails to capture my interest in the long run.
album does contain some state of the art producing by Jacob
Hellner (Rammstein) though. And there are a few good songs in there, for example "Simon Says" and "Are
You Man Enough", but as a whole it misses its target. The drum'n'
bass-fans don't need it and the crowd interested in rap metal and heavy
chords probably has moved on to bands that tries something
new - or at least rocks. Clawfinger does not rock, not on this
record anyway. The new stuff doesn't work, sounds old and Zack
Tell's lyrics still comes across like something a ninth-grader sketches
down between classes.lot
As a whole "A Whole Lot of Nothing" sounds like a whole lot of nothing... Even on the limited edition of the CD with its bonus tracks "Fake a Friend" and "Manic Depression" by Jimi Hendrix. Catch Clawfinger live instead. It is a much safer bet.
g" sounds like a whole lot