REVIEW: Jesus Christ – Jesus Christ (1994)

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JESUS CHRIST – Jesus Christ (1994 Hypnotic)

Jesus Christ were formerly a glam band; a really decent glam band called Attitude. You may recall their video on Much for “Tear The Walls Down”. I still have their indi cassette, and some of the songs on it were pretty good. Grunge then came and went, and Attitude decided to toughen up, and go full-on metal. They changed their name to Jesus Christ for attention, which didn’t really work.

You can find this CD in just about every clearance bin in the province. I paid $24.99 at HMV in 1994 without hearing a note; a decade later I was clearing these out of my bargain bin for 99 cents.

Musically this is really heavy, poorly produced detuned sludge-thrash metal circa 1994 when you weren’t allowed to have catchy riffs or solos anymore. Lots of screaming vocals, not a lot of catchy parts or memorable songs. Downtuned guitars and pseudo-metal grooves are the norm here. It kind of reminds me of an early 90’s version of St. Anger. Headache inducing, harsh, not a lot of melody or songcraft.

Best tunes:

  • “Peace By Piece” (angry song…rahr!)
  • “I Hate” (another angry one, rahr rahr! but with some dynamics)
  • “Ace of Spades” (yes, a Motorhead cover)

And that’s pretty much it. The rest is one chugging detuned song into the other.

2/5 stars

SAM_1562

 

41 comments

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  1. I have never, ever seen this album anywhere. I am king of the bargain bins (in my own mind) and I think I’d remember a CD named after ol’ JC. Weird. Ah well, from your write-up, it doesn’t sound like I missed much…

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  2. I think I seen a add for this in MEAT Magazine at the time…I thought well there’s a way to sell yourself…obviously that did not work for em…..
    Great flashback article Mike..sometimes I feel like I’m in a time machine with your reviews!

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        1. The one CD that I really couldn’t get rid of, even more than this one, was the Backstreet Boys first US album. I had a box full of them…probably 50 copies. I ended up having to throw about half of them out.

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