Lords of Acid

Farstucker Stript

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Lords of Acid have always survived on two crucial ingredients: bizarre techno/industrial backing tracks and the sultry vocals of whatever singer they could recruit at the time. On Farstucker Stript, the band cuts the latter element to give its fans an instrumental version of 2001's Farstucker. Oddly enough, the source album is also the album that the band experimented the least on, resulting in a rather hollow and unusual combination of industrial metal songs with no vocals and weird techno tracks that oftentimes transform into industrial metal songs. Lords of Acid should have recruited some remixers if this was their plan, because as it stands there are not many memorable or enjoyable tracks here. This is missing the salacious vocals of Deb Ostrega, the sultry Belgian model who made her recording debut on the regular version of this album. Without her naughty sex rhymes, this is little more than very average industrial music, something that the band would probably not appreciate. Fans might want to give this a listen, but otherwise this is a bland album from a band that has much better material out there.

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