40 More Reasons To Hate Us
, an appropriately titled 3rd release by the grindcore band everyone loves to hate. Voted by Revolver magazines as one of the top ten best grindcore records to date, this album deserves a lot of the credit it gets, but maybe a less praising form of credit. Although not as well produced and accurately toned as A.C.'s 1997 release I Like It When You Die
, this album is definitely one of A.C.'s highlights. Combining their influences in grindcore and psychotic ludicrisy toned to a noise level, A.C. has managed to create one of the most accurately titled and most profound albums they have released to date.
Seth Putnam, You Either Hate Him Or... Hate Him
Seth Putnam is the founded of the grindcore band Anal C*nt back in 1988. He is also the mastermind behind his side projects joke bands Angry Hate, Impaled Northern Moonforest, Vaginal Jesus, and You're Fired!. Born May 15, 1968, Seth is from Boston, Massachusetts and is of Irish and English descent. He is known for his guest vocals on Pantera's The Great Southern Trendkill
and even did a Manowar cover, Gloves Of Metal
with the Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo. Additionally, infamous punk rocker G.G. Allin has a song titled after the infamous band, and according to Seth, Allin requested Anal C*nt to be his backup band on one particular tour. This, however, never happened, due to G.G. Allin's death from drug overdose.
In October 2004, Seth Putnam had a seizure and fell into a coma for two months due to a heroin overdose. His doctors, thinking he was going to be a vegetable for the rest of his life, were ready to pull the plug before he woke up. He is currently in recovering from his coma, and has stated that a new A.C. album should be expected in sometime in 2006.
40 More Reasons To Hate Us
is a profound album, perfect for any grindcore fan. The Manowar cover song, Gloves Of Metal
, is by far the best track on the album. Backed up by Pantera vocalist Phil Anselmo, A.C. manages to create a track that sounds more humane then their original tracks. Also, the song Theme From Three's Company
is a must hear. Other highlights to the fast and furious riffs combined to make an album are Hope You Get Deported
, Al Stankus Is Always On The Phone With His Bookie
, Everyone In Anal C*nt Is Dumb
, and Van Full Of Retards
The noticeably horrible way they write there name is by far the most offensive thing on the album. Not a lot of variety among the tracks. A lot of the tracks are too short. Tracks like Kill Women
, I Hope You Get Deported
, and I Just Saw The Gayest Guy On Earth
make me sometimes regret liking this band. As far as grindcore goes, A.C. stands out in the crowd, but when compared to heavy hitters Napalm Death and the old Carcass, there is just no comparison.
**NOTE: I as a reviewer for this album do NOT agree to the offensive topics of this band. I am a widely diverse music fan, and find A.C. to be a very amusing band to listen to in times when I just want to break the silence. My rating is based solely on the amount of entertainment and production quality of this album and this band produce. I do not abide by, agree to, or promote any of the subjects proposed in this band's lyrics. Thank you.