Gen, Gen, Gen, you're going to fry in Hell for this one.
that I think you'd mind.
Or that most of the metal dudes out there would mind
joining you, for that matter.
Gen, the Instigator of Official Debauchery, married to none other than Evil D,
to most probably better known as one Dave Vincent of Morbid Angel, is back with
a new album.
My only previous experience with the Genitorturers is their 1998 effort 'Sin
City'. It was nothing to write home about. On the contrary. It was a really poor
Compared to 'Sin City', 'Blackheart Revolution' is a huge improvement to say it
the least. There are actual songs on there and good ones, even.
Dunno if you think is good or bad, but picture this: Joan Jett does sod-all
during the Nineties, but she gets hooked on White Zombie and Marilyn Manson. She
dyes her hair and keeps the leather tight. That's Genitorturers for ya. The word
revolution has of course been misused over and over again since 1967 and a
revolution this album isn't. It's a collection of songs that combine the sounds
of the beforementioned and it does so in a way that is entertaining and catchy.
What works best for me are the tunes like Confessions of a Blackheart and Tell
Me where Gen shows herself from the bittersweet, poisonous side. Rounded,
electro-pop with a hard edge.
That said, it's hard to deny that the subtle messages held in tracks like Cum
Junkie and Kabangin' All Night don't have some effect on the imagination. It has
just about the same lyrical depth as Joan Jett, but does so much more in the
Definitely worth a try for fans of the above-mentioned bands!