Kittie
Oracle


2.0
poor

Review

by superpeer USER (22 Reviews)
January 22nd, 2005 | 13 replies | 6,905 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


9 of 10 thought this review was well written

Kittie, most people have heard of these girls, mainly because they are girls. This is their sophomore effort and I can't say they've changed for the better. They tried to make this album as heavy as possible. Perhaps to show that they're as tough as their male colleagues, who knows? But whatever made them decide, it was not a good thing to do.

What you get here is downtuned guitars and low, often uninspired riffs. Some sort of pseudo-death metal. Sure, it sounds fairly heavy and 'brutal', but the songwriting is really poor in most songs. The riffs are mostly just plain power chords played successively with hardly any creativity.

Like on the title track 'Oracle', Morgan is just shouting all over the place and the song is just boring. The vocals are probably the best part of this album though, Morgan can sing really well and she has a vicious growl. When she combines both it sounds really good. The verse of 'In Winter' is very nicely sung, but the lack of further resourcefulness kind of ruins the song. Furthermore there are some boring, overly wannabe-brutal songs in the beginning of the album.

If you want to get away with making really heavy songs, you have to have some technical skills on your instruments, or at least improve your songwriting. Strangely enough, there's a Pink Floyd cover here as well. 'Run like Hell', it isn't as bad as you would expect, but it isn't that great either. 'Pain' and 'What I've always wanted' are decent songs, because they have some clean singing combined with harsher vocals and they actually display some decent songwriting. 'Safe' would probably be the highlight of the album, containing piano - A relief from all the mindless 'noise'- playing some horror filmish tunes and also containing only clean vocals.

As for the rest of the album, most of the songs are boring and bland and the final track goes on and on endlessly. If you want something brutal, buy some death metal albums, this band has potential, the vocals are good but the rest needs to be brushed up severely. Aside from the interesting artwork in the booklet, this album hasn't much to offer, so if you're not a big Kittie fan, steer clear from this album.
2/5



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Med57
Moderator
January 22nd 2005



1001 Comments


Any album where the album art is the strong point sounds highly dubious, and a nu-metal cover of one of the best songs from The Wall sounds even worse (and yes, that includes Korn)...if I ever see this, I'll know to avoid it at least. Good review as well.

Shadows
Moderator
January 22nd 2005



2530 Comments


I have nothing against women in metal, it's just a coincidence that virtually every metal band associated with women seems to be horrible (with the exception of Arch Enemy). I've never actually heard any Kittie, and I'm not sure I even care.

superpeer
January 23rd 2005



257 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Great we're all top 15 here. :cool:

Damrod
Moderator
April 22nd 2005



1093 Comments


Do not really like it. 'What I always wanted' is ok, but the rest is real weak.

Fitting rating by Superpeer, I double it.

NuMetalMania
December 24th 2005



325 Comments


Review could do with some depth......... Kitte are mad as, its not right girls playin metal, sounds like crap. But these girls are pretty good, they give it a go anyway.

Royd Rage
February 13th 2006



419 Comments


it's an ok album...i actually like the cover of run like hell...it makes it sound anrgy and vengeful like the lyrics...

but my gem here is "safe"...there is something about that song that really hit home for me...and in 10 years if someone asked me about my favorite songs i'm sure that would be on the list...

the screaming does get annoying...but she is a girl and her voice sounds like that,i guess it's something they can't escape...

you never know though they might move on to do great things...but probably not...
This Message Edited On 02.13.06

marc man
April 21st 2006



6 Comments


Sounds good, I'am gonna get the ablum, lets just hope it is as good as your review.

ANEBIST
April 21st 2006



12 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I think my friend a while back gave me this CD. It was really great. Though I knew virtually none of the song titles......haha, I'd refer to them as "Track 3!!!!" or something like that.

Neoteric
April 21st 2006



3243 Comments


I like the single (heard it in a compilation) and it was okay. It seems the album isn't as good....

bassexxerupper
April 21st 2006



12 Comments


they should have stayed on the streets where they can make some real money fuck kitty


mexirocker666
December 4th 2006



2 Comments


im a big kittie fan but this CD sucked what i always wanted was the only good song



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