Turbonegro
Sexual Harassment


2.5
average

Review

by King Henry VIII USER (63 Reviews)
June 28th, 2012 | 28 replies | 6,352 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Turbonegro tries to reach out of silence after being quiet for 5 years.

6 of 7 thought this review was well written

After Hank von Helvete left Turbonegro for reasons that center around rehab, trying to stay away from drugs, and the possible chance of musical or internal conflicts. What ever the reason may be, the rest of the Turbonegro entourage had Lebron James sized shoes to fill. So instead of getting a singer that sounds similar to Hank with a tenor range, they instead get a guy with an overall raspy smoker's voice. I know I'm nowhere to judge the man's talent, because he's still a solid singer and all. Across-the-board, the new singer that goes by the epithet of 'Duke of Nothing', can really be the Duke of Nothing on about fifty percent of the album. I don't know how clear my previous statement was, but what I'm trying to say is that he just doesn't fit in Turbonegro, by any of the means. But he is a quality singer, just not in Turbonegro standards.

As the album goes, it's upbeat, in your face punk, that has... (for the lack of better words) retarded party lyrics, as usual. Now I'm not going to quote lyrics, but when you listen to the lyrics from Mister Sister or You Give me Worms, you'll know what I'm talking about. But seriously who gives a *** about lyrics on an album that's meant for fun? I'll tell you who, it's the Westboro Baptist Church. Seriously though, the lyrics are comical and is meant for fun, yet it still contains that Turbonegro edge. Even if the main attention for this album is the vocalist replacement of Hank von Helvete, with a singer who doesn't even fit the Turbonegro outfit musically. That doesn't give me an excuse for not talking about the others. The guitars vary in quality throughout the entire album, whether they be typical rhythmic power chord progressions, or entire songs that center around the guitar itself, such as Buried Alive. Also the guitars don't just throw out solos in every song either, it's like every now-and-again. Surprisingly enough, I'm quite fine with that, because 'Euroboy' and 'Rune Rebellion' aren't rushing and crapping out half-assed solos. So their ultimate verdict on their performance is: great. Unfortunately, there is nothing positive or note worthy of Happy-Tom (bass) and Tommy Manboy (drums), besides saying they were solid at best.

All in all, Sexual Harassment seems to be a hit or miss album. Instead of entering the ranks of their classic era of 1999 – 2005, we just see another average album that maintains consistency of being rather enjoyable, but nothing ground shaking within their discography. My expected reactions regarding this album will be: Turbonegro elitist are totally raging and condemning this album, and then listens to All My Friends Are Dead while proceeding to masturbate towards a Bam Margera poster. Or the others will probably keep half of the album at best, and not bitch about it. This album does mark a new era, but their future is very gray.



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FictionalFlames
June 27th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I'm kind of disappointed in this album, considering they used to be one of my first bands.....

Oh, yeah this came out two weeks ago.

Cells
June 27th 2012



1875 Comments


turbonegro aka crackfiend running from the cops

FictionalFlames
June 28th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

wat up bro!

Cells
June 28th 2012



1875 Comments


Not much you? Damn I didnt notice you wrote this haha, ill read it at once

FictionalFlames
June 28th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

lol not much either.

Cells
June 28th 2012



1875 Comments


good review bro a few mistakes here and there but it got the message thru

FictionalFlames
June 28th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I did shit it out in 30 minutes..... I guess I gotta go re-read it.

EDIT: I did find some of my mistakes, and edited it.

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2012



4507 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Can't do it.

Adabelle
June 28th 2012



4254 Comments


Still haven't listen to this, ughh, review was a good read, pos'd

greg84
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2012



7365 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It's guilty pleasure type of record... Still, quite good for what it is. I dig the new singer.

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness

FictionalFlames
June 28th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Some songs were good, but most of it was a mixed bag. I'm still debating if I should've given it a 3 or 2.5. But I'm gonna stay firm on my position I've already chosen.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2012



7365 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm kind of surprised this gets such lukewarm reception on here. I've read quite a few favorable reviews elsewhere.

FictionalFlames
June 28th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I'm still disappointed that Hank left, if the album literally replaced Duke of Nothing's vocals with Hank's then it would be a fucking classic.

BirthRite
June 28th 2012



1318 Comments


this album sucks face

Kellerdeck
June 28th 2012



1881 Comments


Hmmm. 2007. The BEST year in recent music history.

Hep Kat
June 28th 2012



15352 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

stupid summary, pretty bad album

Digging: Botany Boyz - Forever Botany

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2012



9033 Comments


Wait a second. Greg, when did you get promoted?

FictionalFlames
June 28th 2012



1516 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

^^^ Turbonegro must be destroyed.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
June 28th 2012



7365 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

When did you ask me? I can't recall getting any message from you in my shoutbox.

'when did you get promoted?'
Right after my FOTL review.


BirthRite
June 28th 2012



1318 Comments


"Wait a second. Greg, when did you get promoted?"

yeah fag can't you read



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