Theme Switcher
Switch to:

Notes about GDM Themes
Click to learn more about GDM themes
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6825
Comments: 16465
Ratings: 4520
Forum Posts: 21582
Latest Comments
Same here, forgotten abou...
Both albums are really go...
Great band had forgotten ...
This debut is chocked ful...
The band really broadens ...
I've seen this many times...
A classic indeed and thei...
I hoped more from this al...
It was Heather Thomas in ...
Actually, 'Find The Lady'...
Cheers Dave, looking to g...
Great, Malcolm! I can hel...
Dave, it's already set up...
Great list, Jeffrey. The ...
Maybe an interview with G...
Finally got a copy of thi...
Thanks for the download y...
Yes Dave, I agree New Yor...
Very cool. I've always ha...
As a musician and avid li...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

jefflynnefan
22-01-2018 21:32
Wonderful recent interview with Gary Numan. https://youtu.be/.
..

Explorer
21-01-2018 21:04
Lucky and now skint, judging by the winning bid!!

jefflynnefan
21-01-2018 20:47
Some lucky Jeff Lynne fan got a real rarity! https://www.ebay....fr
esh=true

englandashes
21-01-2018 09:43
Yep in Argent, especially as Rod Argent and Jim we’re cousins.

gdazegod
21-01-2018 07:43
Didn't Rodford also play in Argent and Charlie too?

englandashes
20-01-2018 22:04
Jim Rodford, bass player, The Kinks, Phoenix (I think?), but I remember him with The Zombies, saw live a while back. RIP

englandashes
17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

Explorer
17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:56
There is a three-part article coming up for E.L.O (Eldorado, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue). Look out for it soon.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2003 Articles » M.O.D - 2003 The Rebel You Love To Hate
 
M.O.D - 2003 The Rebel You Love To Hate


M.O.D. - THE REBEL YOU LOVE TO HATE (2003, NUCLEAR BLAST)
Billy Milano - vocals, bass
Joe Affe - guitars
Paul Crook - guitars
Danny Burkhardt - drums


Background
The last time the world heard from Billy Milano's M.O.D. (Method Of Destruction) was back in 1996 with the positively dire 'Dictated Aggression', an album which suggested the end of the band, thanks to recycled riffs and ideas, none of which matched seminal efforts like 1987's 'U.S.A. For M.O.D.' or 1994's 'DeEvolution'. Following this human man mountain Milano concentrated on the reformed S.O.D. (Stormtroopers Of Death) with comrades Scott Ian, Charlie Benante (both Anthrax) and Dan Lilker (Nuclear Assault, Brutal Truth) who duly released the ill advised 'Speak Of The Devil' in 1999. After a bitter falling out with Ian, Milano decided to reform his dormant outfit, with new members Affe, Burkhardt and ex Anthrax man Crook. Musically and lyrically nothings changed, Milano opting to satirize current events in music and politics, to a backdrop of thrash meets hardcore, with unfortunately little of the sting of the late 80's early 90's.

The Songs
'Wigga' deals with Milan's anger for white people pretending to be black, a subject the man feels strongly on based on past interviews. Suitably it's a rap-metal workout with Milano barking out lyrics like 'white dudes cant jump or dance' for example. An enjoyable little romp that manages to remain heavy despite being a parody. The title track is Milano's ode to himself and his reputation as an untamable loudmouth. Musically it differs little from what Milano was offering back in 1992 with 'Rhythm Of Fear', a heavy mixture of rap and hardcore, with Milano's overpowering vocals. 'Makin' Friends Is Fun' is basic metal, staunch riffing and some thrashier sections, it's subject matter regarding the good old USA's tendency to make enemies of it's own people (read immigrants). Continuing the scathing musical trends is 'De Men Of Stein', a heavy dirge concerning neo-fascism in the techno scene, an obvious nod towards Rammstein. More relevant is 'Rage Against The Mac Machine', yet another tirade (Billy's an angry man), this time concerning the hypocrisy of Rage Against The Machine who according to Billy contradict themselves and their political beliefs, because they rake in the cash from large record companies. At least Milano has believable venom in his voice, with a background of RATM type noise. Milano's well-known love of Kiss features in 'Get Ready', a paean to Kiss' 1975-76 sound. If Milano wanted to attack someone, he could have ripped Gene Simmons and his constant merchandising nonsense. 'Ass-Ghanistan', self-explanatory surely....'He's Dead Jim' appeared many moons ago on a M.O.D. compilation in 1994. I'm not sure as to its re-recording here, but it remains an amusing Star Trek take off.

In Summary
At only eight songs (disregarding radio edits of tracks 1, 2 and 5), this seems short opposed to the mammoth efforts of yesteryear, even if some tracks were mere seconds long. Milano still has the anger which charecterises M.O.D., even if the music isn't as fast or crazed as before. The comedy element is alive and well, especially Milano's imitation of other artists, something he's honed since his debut in 1985 with S.O.D. It's a safe bet this album will do respectably, thanks to Milano's considerable history, with M.O.D. enjoying a niche in the pantheon of the late 80's thrash scene. One thing is clear, it's an improvement over 'Dictated Aggression'. Maybe the man just needed time to think..

Track Listing:
01 Wigga
02 The Rebel You Love To Hate
03 Makin' Friends Is Fun
04 De Men Of Stein
05 Rage Against The Mac Machine
06 Get Ready
07 Ass-Ghanistan
08 He's Dead Jim
09 Get Ready (Almost Live Kinda)
10 Rebel (808)

Related Articles:
N/A

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
Thomas, B.J - 1989 Midnight Minute, Dream Theater - 2006 Score [DVD], First Shot - 2001 From The Hip, Larsson, Sven - 2012 Bad Mad Man, Neverland - 1991 Neverland, Parr, John - 1984 John Parr, Grave Digger - 2005 The Last Supper, Cotton, Gene - 1981 Eclipse Of The Blue Moon, Heyman, Richard X (feat. Peter Noone) - 2000 Heyman Hoosier & Herman (2000), Ziggurat - 1982 Melodic Scandal, King Kobra - 1985 Ready To Strike, Inglorious - 2016 Inglorious, Jones, Howard - 1989 Cross That Line, Hungry Heart - 2008 Hungry Heart, Queen - 1975 A Night At The Opera
Tags©
Crowcuss The President Tommy Nilsson De Luxe House Of Lords Thor Cheap Trick The Murder Of My Sweet Shor Patrol FM (UK) Frontline Chalk Circle Lotus Riot Pandemic Allies Ted Nugent Preacher Stone Eric Carmen Vyper Marcus Rock Candy Records Seth Marsh Airplay Megadeth Demon Drive Queensryche H.E.A.T (Sweden) From The Fire Dennis Wilson Vow Wow Bow Wow
All Tags
Search DDG