||VELVET ACID CHRIST
TWISTED THOUGHT GENERATOR
ALBUM METROPOLIS RELEASE: NOVEMBER 14, 2000 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 24, 2000
One of the greatest and best industrial electro bands is back! They have now left Dependent for Metropolis. Their last
Dependent album, "Fun with Knives", was a success that pretty much established
them as a leading band in the genre. When I speak about a genre, I am not
narrow-minded, since Bryan Erickson, who is Velvet Acid Christ, takes a lot
of inspiration from modern dance music and in particular goa trance.
The album kicks off with the great piece "Velvet Pill (Jagged Scar Mix)".
VAC stick to its usual very cool voice samples. What's particularly cool about this song is the slow
metallic hip hop-like beat. Yeah, I like it! The album continues in a more
industrial dance-kind of style with obvious goa trance elements, which
suits me perfectly. Worth mentioning is that two of the nine songs,
"Mindphlux (Trip Zone Mix)" and "Hypersphere (MDMA)", basically are real goa
trance. My favourite track on this album is "Lysergia" which is more of an
ordinary Velvet Acid Christ song, but still with the very nice goa
Your impression this far is probably that "Twisted Thought Generator" is about
drugs, but it's not. The lyrics are very much about fear, suicidal
tendencies and depression due to the use of ecstasy/mdma. Musically, this
might be considered a drug album, but definitely not lyrically. The only thing I
can complain about is the irritating rants made by an acquaintance of Mr
Erickson. Pretentious, ridiculous and oh so dark babble at the end of two
songs. Anyhow, this is one of the absolute top releases of the year 2000.
It breaks barriers, crossing genres and is very skilfully constructed.