Mother God Moviestar

Mother God Moviestar

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With their forced spookiness and of-the-moment sonic texturizing, Mother God Moviestar is a less-than-interesting, forced exercise in quasi-industrial drudgery. This 1998 self-titled debut on Interscope seems to attempt an eclectic musical blend of symphonic aggro-rock, but ends up sounding aimless and altogether lost. Vocalist Kyriakos (Charlie) Tsiolis barely mumbles through a very tired telephone-voice filter that by the time of this record's release had been completely overused by just about every marginal metal band (insecure about their vocal delivery) on the planet. Tsilolis and his fellow bandmembers -- Steve Sacco (guitars), John Lovette (guitars and keyboards), Ray Schmidt (drums), and bassist Chris Waldron -- fumble through one identically formless and incomprehensible track after another. There are some interesting guitar and keyboard sounds present on this release, suggesting that if Mother God Moviestar ever just attempted to organize all their studio meanderings into an actual song things could maybe turn out alright. Unfortunately, this concept must have been deemed too traditional by the group, who instead seemed to have chosen to simply assemble their sound effects and average riffs almost randomly, thereby creating this confusing and difficult release.

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