Sound: For those of you who are not familiar with Tim Skold, he has worked with bands such as KMFDM(1997-1999), MDFMK(2000), Marilyn Manson(2002-2008), and Shotgun Messiah(1985-1993). But his 1996 solo album, is completely different to any of the above, all though at times the sound can be similar to KMFDM.
Skold focuses heavily on synthesizers and Drum machines, unlike his other stints which generally focused more on guitars, bass and drums. One of his songs entitled "P.A.M.F." (standing for "Punk Ass Motherf--ker"), is almost more Punk than industrial. // 9
Lyrics: Skold's lyrics cover all topics in today's society: Love, Hate, Loneliness, and Sex. Skold's lyrics fit perfectly with the music-it is a perfect match. As far as his singing skills go, he has an odd (yet distinctive) voice; it is not gravely, but not your typical clean-cut voice either. So familiarizing yourself with his voice is a first step to enjoying his music. // 7
Overall Impression: Some of the better songs on the album are, Remember P.A.M.F., Neverland, Void, Anything, and Hail Mary. One of the best things about this album is that it covers multiple genres. It covers rock, punk, industrial and electronic-ballads. One thing which really sucks about the CD is the fact that it only has 10 tracks on it...they are all great in their own way, but 10 seems more like a large E.P. than an album. Another thing that sucks is how rare it is. You'll probably have to order it from a music shop which means that it may cost extra, and it also may take a short while. If my CD were stolen, I'd definitely re-buy the CD, even if it would cost me about double the price of a common CD.
On a final note, Skold is one of the most underrated artists today. Fans of Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM, and Marilyn Manson must listen to this CD, or they are missing out on another great band out there: Skold. // 8