Dr. Acula
Slobology


4.0
excellent

Review

by Comatorium. USER (42 Reviews)
June 7th, 2009 | 31 replies | 11,098 views


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: While breaking no new ground, and not even making half-way good music, Dr. Acula manage to entertain with this re-release of their first two records, "Chillogy" and "Silver Lipped Operator Of Bullshit."

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Dr. Acula is often reviled around here on Sputnik. And i know i'm going to be flamed for this score, but screw it, I LIKE THEM. They're unoriginal, stupid, bad musicians, and the vocals are ghastly. They play the simple rehashed grind formula we've seen a million times before and whenever Barney Greenway listens to this, i'm pretty sure he contemplates suicide. Plus, they use a lot of pig squeals. PLUS, they use synths to add a gimmicky "dance" vibe. Whats to like?

A lot. Everything they do that is unoriginal and uninspired they do in a campy and enjoyable way.

This LP is a re-release of their first two releases, Chillogy and Silver Lipped Operator Of Bull***. It features old vocalist Bert and is remastered for your listening pleasure, or pain depending on your view.

The first part of the CD is Silver Lipped Operator Of Bull*** (here-forth called SLOB) and is probably DA's most enjoyable compilation available. It might not display the best talent music-wise, but listen to the opener "Party" after a few drinks and tell me its not fun. "The Cuckoo Clock of Doom" follows and is the embodiment of why everyone loves/hates DA. It features simplistic driving guitar, pig-squeals galore, and Dane Cook. What more can you need? The next song is "Night Of The Living Dummy," and is driven by a generic synth intro. Nothing to write home about.

The track "Monster Blood" is a personal favorite of mine, and it the most technical you'll ever see DA get, and features samples from the movie "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. Not only does this track pay homage to an amazing movie, but the samples are so perfectly implemented that you cant help but smirk the first time you hear it. The pigs squeals rule this song, so if they bother you, sorry.

The last handful of tracks don't really have too much to be said about them other than that they're what you'd expect from the first half of the record. The only other real standout track is "Shocker On Shock Street," with its insightful lyrics "*** YOU *** YOU!" and crunching guitar.

The last 6 tracks are where DA began, the Chillogy demos. They are all songs featured on SLOB, with the exception of the Intro track, "Vampire Breath," which is opened up by the legendary Mitch Hedburg, and "Horror At Camp Jellyjam." The songs are produced terribly and the vocals will frustrate anyone who hates high pitched screaming and pig squeals. Its inclusion is basically fan service, as it shows what DA evolved out of.

So for all the hate I'm going to get, bring it on. I like this album, and anyone who enjoys spazzy, stupid grind music with dumbed-down instrumentation and so-bad-they're-good vocals should too.

And... this is infinitely better than that ***-storm Below Me.


Listening Tip- To enjoy as much as it can be enjoyed, listen to while heavily inebriated.



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IndieOut
June 7th 2009



498 Comments


This band sucks hahaha

Iamthe Nightstars
June 7th 2009



2226 Comments


A 4? Really? These guys are a joke.

Prophet178
June 7th 2009



6397 Comments


This review really makes me want to check these guys out....... not.

Comatorium.
June 7th 2009



4106 Comments


A 4? Really? These guys are a joke.


Yeah they are. Take it for what it is.

IndieOut
June 7th 2009



498 Comments


bad music?

cvlts
June 7th 2009



8954 Comments


watch out for the troll neg's

Comatorium.
June 7th 2009



4106 Comments


Yeah bad music.

But i find it enjoyable.

I'm sure a lot of other people do as well.

and no, im not some "scene" cunt who wears tight pants with their reptar tshirts under their "The Devil Wears Prada" hoodie.

Phantom
June 7th 2009



8930 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

~Terrible

CompanionCube
June 7th 2009



977 Comments


ARGH I BE REPTAR!

YouAreMySilence
June 7th 2009



3727 Comments


and no, im not some "scene" cunt who wears tight pants with their reptar tshirts under their "The Devil Wears Prada" hoodie.

I can forgive you for liking a shitty band but dissing Rugrats is unforgiveable.


Comatorium.
June 7th 2009



4106 Comments


DUDE, reptar and rugrats in general is fucking awesome, but the scene kids with him plastered on their shirts piss me off.

XXXpickemgenius
June 7th 2009



139 Comments


yeah Rugrats fucking ruled face.


this rules significantly less face.

marksellsuswallets
June 7th 2009



4848 Comments


I like how your summary contradicts the rating. Seriously though, these guys are absolutely awful.

combustion07
June 8th 2009



5343 Comments


Never heard these guys probably never will. I get what you mean about how the music isn't the greatest but you still enjoy it thing I'm that way with many bands.

Relinquished
June 8th 2009



24909 Comments


You can tell when a band sucks when their band name is from Scrubs and their song names are taken from Goosebumps book titles.

elephantREVOLUTION
June 8th 2009



2740 Comments


this band is hilarious. sure their music sucks, but the entertainment value is extremely high. i think it deserves a 4 just for that

ant4tbc
June 8th 2009



373 Comments


yeah, this band is terrible.

Comatorium.
June 8th 2009



4106 Comments


elephant basically just reiterated what i said... its good for entertainment. they put on a good ass live show too.

TREO5
July 5th 2009



1068 Comments


Good ass live, man. And I like how some of the people saying they're shitty like Coalesce and Blacktusk lol.

DeathTheKid
July 22nd 2009



35 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I like Dr. Acula, regardless.



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