Skinny Puppy   Bites
3.7
great
Ranking: #58 for 1985

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3.5 greatKevinKC | April 23rd 17

An album riddled with instrumental filler tracks which would be ok if they weren't so numerous. I'd say the actual tracks are: Assimilate, Dead Lines, Church, The Choke, Last Call, Social Deception.

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4.0 excellentbach | March 22nd 17

SPORT A GUN KILL A COP

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3.5 greatRoundOnEndHiInMiddle | December 16th 15

In the mid-80's, while EBM was just starting to come to fruition in Canada, a band called Skinny Puppy would take elements from the scene and add them in to their own industrial music, pioneering what would eventually come to be called "electro-industrial". This, their first full-length album, was a release they would eventually build off of to make Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse. All the blueprints are here: the pulse-pounding, driving synths and kick drums, Nivek Ogre's venomous vocals, and the stone-cold, malevolent aesthetic that would come to characterize the band. The use of unsettling samples and whirlwinds of screams also appears here, which would be perfected on their next release. In a nutshell, it's a pretty good start for one of industrial music's most important bands.

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3.5 greatBritch2tiger | September 10th 15

Re-evaluating a few albums considering that I'm in an industrial feel at the moment... This album takes it's long tracks rather seriously w/ all the techno effects that the 80s had to offer for this 80s ALBUM (which is a plus for effort) while the much shorter tracks are moreorless cross me as filler, and not contextual filler as used in the conceptual-album sense. One could skip them and still not miss out on the main tracks. In contrast, this sinister-feeling album is much more enjoyable than the romantic Depeche Mode's Music For the Masses (in the industrial sense).

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3.5 greataccompliceofmydeath | November 19th 18
2.0 poorCyclotron | November 1st 18
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4.0 excellentWRYN | September 28th 18
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3.5 greatSwedishdistortion | April 27th 18
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3.5 greatadr | March 24th 18
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3.5 greatfartmaster00 | December 20th 17
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3.0 goodoira317 | September 28th 17
3.5 greatsovietstrudelmeister | September 23rd 17
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4.0 excellentPoncharelo | May 26th 17
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5.0 classicindustrialespionage | December 21st 16
4.5 superbDeadwing42 | November 30th 16
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2.5 averageThalassic | July 31st 16
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3.5 greatSandbitchButthole | July 9th 16
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5.0 classicSimon CONTRIBUTOR | February 20th 16
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3.0 goodTecumsehGargoyle | November 3rd 11
2.5 averageMisterSteel | November 2nd 11
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