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Bone Peeler
Metropolis Records

First impressions should be cast aside for this CD. I misjudged this one by trying to listen to it in the car stuck in traffic. It won't help your New Year's Resolution of keeping Road Rage at bay. In order to find the real feeling in the long awaited :wumpscut: release, you have to be where I am…. alone, at midnight, drinking beer in the dark.

Right away, I must say I believe the first cut from Bone Peeler the best. It's a sure hit for the super swanky club types wanting to writhe in their spookiness. Titled "Crown of Thorns," it's definitely a great follow-up to "Thorns," (minus the vocals for my listening pleasure.) Though my side note is, maybe they could have found a better title to make it not seem like "Thorns: The Sequel" or "Thorns-Part Deux." Don't get me wrong, I love both songs, but it is one of the more obvious things that I didn't really like on the first go-around. But I gave it another chance, and it did really grow on me as a song entirely on its own, and not just a blatant lack of imagination for titles, or an attempt to rehash prior success with a theme of pointy things.

The CD follows the high standard of Rudy Ratzingers' work with this project. There is so much good to say for the entire work, from the mixing, the creepy small child talking in German on the 9th track "Our Fatal Longing," the editing, great grinding effects, to the wonderful vocals of his hunny Clara in the 12th track "Your Last Salute" - to be noted everywhere that it's the first love ballad in :wumpscut: history. Awww… ain't rivet-lovin' grand?

There is no reason why anyone should doubt that :wumpscut: wouldn't produce another great piece of art as they did in Bone Peeler. It's restored my faith that even after a dozen releases (that I'm familiar with,) this collaboration of artists can still keep my butt entertained. It's a keeper for the :wumpscut: collection without a doubt, and no hardcore fan will be let down.

(ed. note: The release of Bone Peeler will be available as a 2 disc set, featuring Bonus Disciple, a disc of remixes and alternate versions)

Track Listing:

01. Crown of Thorns
02. Just a Tenderness
03. The March of the Dead
04. Fear in Your Eyes
05. Rise Again
06. Final Warning
07. Fallen Angel
08. And Life Goes On
09. Our Fatal Longing
10. Scavenger
11. In the Peace of Night
12. Your Last Salute


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