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Thought Industry Mods Carve The Pig - Assassins, Toads And God's Flesh album cover
4.59 | 26 ratings | 2 reviews | 42% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
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Studio Album, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Horsepowered (3:06)
2. Daterape Cookbook (4:34)
3. Gelatin (4:37)
4. Jane Whitfield Is Dead (4:41)
5. Boil (5:47)
6. Michigan Jesus (1:48)
7. Smirk The Godblender (5:59)
8. Republicans In Love (6:14)
9. Worms Listen (5:19)
10. Patiently Waiting For Summer (6:29)
11. To Build A Better Bulldozer (6:44)

Total time 55:18

Line-up / Musicians

- Brent Oberlin / vocals, fretted & fretless basses, harmonica, keyboards
- Paul Enzio / 6-, 7- & 12-string guitars
- Christopher Lee / fretted & fretless guitars, keyboards
- Dustin Donaldson / drums, e-drums, percussion, sounds

Releases information

Artwork: "Apotheosis Of Homere" by Salvador Dalí (1904-1989)

CD Metal Blade Records ‎- 3984-14019-2 (1993, US)

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THOUGHT INDUSTRY Mods Carve The Pig - Assassins, Toads And God's Flesh ratings distribution

(26 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(42%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

THOUGHT INDUSTRY Mods Carve The Pig - Assassins, Toads And God's Flesh reviews

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Review by siLLy puPPy
COLLABORATOR PSIKE, JRF/Canterbury, P Metal, Eclectic
5 stars Note that full title of this album is: Mods Carve The Pig: Assassins, Toads and God's Flesh

Whereas their first album was more of a philosophical affair, this second release by THOUGHT INDUSTRY firmly falls into the surreal camp matching the Dali cover art in strangeness. However, political, philosophical and personal references are common. Still firmly rooted in some kind of punkish progressive thrash metal, the experiments are more daring and in your face this time around. I am very happy to say though that they are a smashing success. This is another grower. One thing I love about this band is no two albums sound the same. They were having none of the stagnation that so many other bands get trapped into.

The roller coaster ride begins with the aggressive "Horsepowered" and takes us through a variety of sounds including occasional acoustic and slide guitars and keyboards up to the instrumental proggy metal closer "To Build A Better Bulldozer." An amazingly successful followup to SONGS FOR INSECTS. Unfortunately the two first albums would be the only two Thought Industry albums with the same lineup and the most experimental before going in another direction and taming their sound for the following albums. Very unique and highly recommended.

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5 stars Okay, where to start? This album is in a nutshell, a surreal masterpiece, from the name, the cover, everything about it. this album is strange and enigmatic, and even though it's so eccentric and adventurous, everything flows very well, the songs can be very engaging, they never get lost, and on t ... (read more)

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