ALBUM COLD MEAT INDUSTRY
RELEASE: OCTOBER 22, 2001 REVIEW: DECEMBER 6, 2001
I'm an old fan of horror role playing games. Yes, I like scary movies.
Yes, I really dig Skinny Puppy. Yes, in the early nineties I was into
In Slaughter Natives.
the question arises: why doesn't my heart jump when I hear this - the
limited edition (3000 copies) "sampler" from In Slaughter Natives' four albums? Now
that the albums are going to be re-released, shouldn't I be crying with
joy for the long hours with pure music of purgatorial agony?
maybe, but I'm not. It might be the sands of time, or the fact that I'm older. But
nowadays I find In Slaughter Natives to be less than I remember. This
is good music à la some of Skinny Puppy's noiser moments. "Angel Meat" and
"Scared Worms" really want to be the soundtrack to our hellish
afterlife, or at least the movie, but they don't really make the cut to
Whereas Skinny Puppy weave rich tapestries of samplings and
noise, In Slaughter Natives knit rugs and socks for devils. Maybe warming
in it's own way. Surely fit to wear time and time again, but not your
favourite sweater or rich medieval tapestry you can look at over and over
again, if you catch my drift.