The Haitian Hate God Show

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The album title suggests that this group of yokels has no idea what on Earth voodoo entails, but an explanation would be both beside the point and useless. Suffice to say that the album title is the least of this album's problems. In 1989 or so, this album would have been seen as pleasant but derivative, a studied knockoff of Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Cabaret Voltaire, and Skinny Puppy. In 2005, songs like "Brand New Gods," with its less than shocking profanity and mild blasphemy, and the New Order knockoff "Days Like This" sound simply pointless. A good decade and a half past its sell-by date, The Haitian Hate God Show is either single-handedly trying to start the great industrial-disco comeback of 2006 or it's just a boring, dated, irritating record with few redeeming features beyond the way the vintage synth openings of some songs remind the listener of older, better industrial songs from back in the day. More likely the latter.

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