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Needle: Lifeline

  1. Lifeline
  2. Oblivion
  3. Perfekt
  4. Land of Nod
  5. The Touched
  6. Dance of the Wormsuckers
  7. Scissorhead
  8. Thread
  9. Whirlwind
  10. Spiderwalker

I'm not altogether totally sure what my true opinion of Needle really is. On one hand the band has jumped upon the guitar industrial band wagon like so many NIN clones and yet on the other them seem to be able to pull it off amazingly well. The music is absurdly catchy while lacking any solid creative backing or rational forethought, kind of like the majority of the KMFDM albums released this decade. I supposed not all music needs to be brain candy otherwise we'd all be locked at home listening to our music in a closet instead of dancing til we drop at concerts. My one real complaint is that the album is exceedingly short, a total of only thirty-eight minutes. When you create this kind of addictive music and then leave your audience suffocating in pools of their own sweat you deserve to gain a fanbase backlash. This is probably the first time I've actually wanted to hear more of a band whose derivative list is so long that it would exceed the length of this review. I supposed we're all allowed a lapse of creativity at times just long enough to vent excess energy dancing to some really narcotic music. Just get out of my way I think the next track is being played.

Needle is:
Jeffrey Erb - everything but guitars
Lee Daniels - guitar, programming, supporting vocals

Neverland Records
P.O. Box 311
Devon, PA 19333
(610) 695-0313


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