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M.O.D. in 2003! Very different, but still funny!!! - 77%

PowerMetalGuardian, May 11th, 2003

Long gone are those days of S.O.D. and M.O.D. lashing out short, sometimes one minute songs making fun of something, or humoring over politics and the world. After the dissolvment of S.O.D., Milano retook up position as bass player and lead singer of the famous, hillarious thrash band M.O.D. Seven years later, a new album will be produced. And let me tell you, the sound is different, very different.

Long gone are those days of short songs. Remember when M.O.D. had over twenty-two songs on an album? Well this album only has nine songs, thirteen songs on the full length (including radio edited versions of some songs). Music wise, this album is a lot different from M.O.D.'s past stuff. No longer carrying on a fast action, thrash assaulting, bass slamming riffs, but a heavier sound. The riffs aren't thrashy like they used to be, their more up to beat, almost nu-metal sounding at sometimes. Even though it is different, it doesn't mean it isn't good. They still have a lot of headbanging riffs, like the intro riff to Making Friends is Fun. Another great musical engima in this album is the sound effects and other added sounds for the laughter, which I will explain next.

M.O.D. has always been about taking something, especially a hot topic, and making fun of it. This album does just that, and much more. The opening song Wigga explains what a Wigga is. A white boy trying to act like a gangsta. Milano uses rap style of lyrics in this song, but it is hillarious and stresses the point of how stupid Wiggas are. Making Friends is Fun and Ass Ghanistan, is about terrorists and how the US will kick their asses. Probably the two best songs, and the funniest ones are De men of Stein and Rage Against the Mac Machine. Rage Against the Mac Machine, without a doubt is making fun of the band Rage Against the Machine. De men of Stein is making fun of techno music and the band Rammstein. They even use the techno sounds that are in the song Du Haust to help prove their dislike for the neo-facist band. Sound effects and other noises make this album more hillarious; another example of sound effects are in the song He's Dead Jim, which is a song about being an extra on Star Trek. They put in all the stupid sounds of being transported and vaporised and even voices of some of the real Star Trek characters.

The new M.O.D. is very different, and I am thinking most people won't appreciate this album. They threw the thrash idea out and got a new heavier sound. One thing they did keep was the funny lyrics and making fun of topics and people. I would recommend checking it out, but not the best album of 2003, let alone M.O.D.'s.