Acid Bath
When the Kite String Pops


4.0
excellent

Review

by f_u_c_t USER (14 Reviews)
July 30th, 2006 | 230 replies | 17,140 views


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist


1 of 3 thought this review was well written

Formed in the swamps of Louisiana bayou in 1991. Acid Bath exploded in their local scene after they recorded "Hymns Of A Needle Freak." And soon got signed onto Rotten Records. Which allowed them to create their debut label release "When The Kite String Pops."

Acid Bath is Mike Sanchez and Sammy Duet with their furious yet aggresive guitar sounds, Audie Pietre adds low-end sounds on bass to balance out the guitars. Jimmy Kyle uses his snare as a sound to make some unique sounding beats. And last but not least Dax Riggs with his vocals. Vocals thats sounds as if he is the evil son of Jim Morrison, with of course the once-in-a-while brutal screams added to the mix by Audie or Sammy.
And in the end they create several loud to heavy musical styles, making an exhausting sound that can be placed under the status of hard-core, gothic, and psychedelic-punk and grind. Acid Bath has one of the most explosive sounds that I have experienced in a long time.

To start this album off with a bang, its begins with the song that goes by the name of "The Blue." Keep in mind how explosive Acid Bath can be, and "The Blue" is a great example. Its starts out low with groovy guitar sounds, and then out of nowere Dax screams, and also shows off his more melodic singing style. The screams sound so explosive because of the help of Audie and Sammy. And they are done very well. The songs on here are placed very well, capable of keeping you on your feet, and making sure to keep your attention.
Skipping onto track #3, "Cheap Vodka" this track is one of the more in-your-face tracks, straight from the beginning Dax sings in a fast-pace. And the guitars are going crazy. Not only in this song, but all of them, I notice that all the instruments are very tight-knit and they are able to display great musicianship. Sadly "Cheap Vodka" ends as fast as an average Minor Threat song would, balls to the wall all the way though and ends on approx 2:15. Shortly after comes a song that is one of my favorites off this album and that is "Fingerpainting of the Insane." Not only is the song title catchy, but so is the song. Taking you on a rollercoaster of sounds, starts off with some cool, groovy guitar riffs and Dax's melodic moans, and then singing "Turning the knife buried in your stomach, I woke up alive black with stain, Glistening and new, the sunsets coming, Fingerpainting of the Insane." This song is very dark and somewhat mysterious. But it is one to stick in your head after your done listening.

Some may accuse Acid Bath of making cheesy lyrics, lyrics of murder, frustration, depression. Some may find them cliche. But when I compare their lyrics to different bands, I think that they put in alot more effort than most, instead of just pulling words out of their as*es and then writing them down on paper. They spend time thinking about it, and it comes from deep inside. We all have frustration. Acid Bath can help you vent.

Another one of my favorite tracks off this album is the #6 song "Scream Of The Butterfly." It is in fact the slowest song off the album, but def. not the worst. The guitars are nowere near as technical as they are on the rest of the songs. But if you are a bass player and want to try out a new song to play, with a very catchy bass line. Look no further. This song evolves around the bass and the guitar backs the bass up, intead of vice-versa. Acid Bath really shows their open-mindness to different style of music with this song (a more gothic style song.) Dax's vocals are at its best IMO in this song. %0 screams, and just straight melodic singing. Check this song out if you want to try Acid Bath out, then move onto some harder songs (any of the others.)
Acid Bath is obviously not a very well-known band, which is why I did this review. I think they should be better known. Acid Bath can be liked by any fan of any genre. If your wanting to check into them, check into the songs I just talked about. Or just buy the album.

Pros: Able to fit any mood, melodic, songs placed well, great musicianship, tight-knit, Dax's vocals are done well, explosive, doesnt get old fast, great for fans of any genre. Has some great bass lines. Solid Album.
Cons: Some may find lyrics cliche, some may find Dax's vocals to be an aquired taste.



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f_u_c_t
July 30th 2006



1406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

dont be shy to flame or comment.

Kage
July 30th 2006



1173 Comments


I didn't like your review. It feels to me like you tried to force these eloquent sentences and it didn't work out, it just came out being awkward. Mediocre review, mediocre band, mediocre album.

f_u_c_t
July 30th 2006



1406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

thanks for commenting

Trinigoth
July 31st 2006



24 Comments


I don't know who these guys are, but it was a pretty good review. I kind of want to check them out now. Any idea where I can listen to maybe a couple of their songs at?This Message Edited On 07.31.06

Activista anti-MTV
July 31st 2006



3139 Comments


sounds like a cool band.

[quote=trinigoth]I don't know who these guys are, but it was a pretty good review. I kind of want to check them out now. Any idea where I can listen to maybe a couple of their songs at?[/quote]

try [www.stonerrock.com] for starters.


Jondur
July 31st 2006



92 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I remember hearing the name Acid Bath years ago and tried not to laugh. I could've thought of that at 13


Which was what? Last year?

Great band, great album. The lyrics are a million miles from your typical gore stuff (although still violent and depraved) but are instead filled with metaphor and true psychosis.

Review was OK - I get a bit fed up of constant references to playing ability and "this song would be a good one to learn bass" - it really wouldn't matter if all off the songs could be played with one finger - as long as they sound this good.

f_u_c_t
July 31st 2006



1406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Hey man i appreciate the tips. I didnt think that i had "constant" references to playing ability. And the only song that i said would be a good one to learn on bass was "Scream Of The Butterfly." Because it is in fact a bass derived song.

The lyrics are a million miles from your typical gore stuff (although still violent and depraved) but are instead filled with metaphor and true psychosis.

Yeah, I find their lyrics to be more meaningful, and like I stated before. well thought out.


f_u_c_t
July 31st 2006



1406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

^ have you ever listened through a whole album of Acid Bath Hep Kat?

Activista anti-MTV
August 1st 2006



3139 Comments


[quote=Hep Kitten]Acid Bath is a famous mx gimmick. Famous for sucking.[/quote]

OH plz

Acey
August 2nd 2006



2578 Comments


i dont know who these guys are, but good review, gets my vote

f_u_c_t
August 2nd 2006



1406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Yeah for the longest time ive never heard of them either. Until a buddy showed them to me, and I had to buy their cd. But their albums were really hard to find.

Acey
August 2nd 2006



2578 Comments


i listened to some clips on iTunes, and they sound pretty good

f_u_c_t
August 2nd 2006



1406 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

listen to "Screams of the Butterfly." My favorite Acid Bath song of all time.

Acey
August 2nd 2006



2578 Comments


i listened to that and it was prett sweet

Activista anti-MTV
August 2nd 2006



3139 Comments


better than seether even?


/yes!

Acey
August 2nd 2006



2578 Comments


haha, very funny (shakes fist in joking manner)

Activista anti-MTV
August 2nd 2006



3139 Comments


sorries

this is a good one huh?

Acey
August 2nd 2006



2578 Comments


no, i dont care that you made fun of me, it is all in good humor, and yes this cd is pretty good

Activista anti-MTV
August 2nd 2006



3139 Comments


I know, but you must get that alot.

Acey
August 2nd 2006



2578 Comments


not as much as when i first joined sputnik. i make fun of Mudvaynian because of the same thing. personally, to tell you the truth, i think it is kind of funny.



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