Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

PRIMUS / Antipop [1999]

1999's Antipop made it evident that Primus were aching from a lack of ambition. 
Maybe to ease the tension a bit, Primus enlisted the help of an army of folks to help out, including Tom Morello, James Hetfield, Jim Martin, Tom Waits, Fred Durst, Stewart Copeland, Martina Topley-Bird and even South Park co-creator Matt Stone.  The album is a dense wall of sound with Primus at their heaviest, which only proves louder doesn't necessarily make things better.  However it works really well when you can hear the genuine venom spitting bitterness in Les Claypool's usually cartoony voice on a few select tracks that make the album somewhat worthwhile.   

2½ hidden Hecklers out of 5

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