Regular Urban Survivors Review

artist: Terrorvision date: 11/28/2005 category: compact discs
Terrorvision: Regular Urban Survivors
Release Date: 1996
Label: EMI Vegas
Genres: Heavy Metal
Number Of Tracks: 13
Terrorvision's second album, Regular Urban Survivors, demonstrates a substantial growth from their engagingly eclectic but unfocused debut.
 Sound: 9
 Lyrics: 6
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 8
Regular Urban Survivors Reviewed by: M. Moloney, on november 28, 2005
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Sound: This band is known for one thing and one thing only: that annoying 'Tequila' song. But well before that Bradfords 'Terrorvision' were churning out pop-metal masterpieces. 'Regular Urban Survivors' was one of their highest selling albums, smashing into the top 20. They have a rather odd mix of rock/dance/metal/country songs but somehow it works. Cult legends in the '90s, its not hard to see why. // 9

Lyrics: Terrorvision were never amazing lyricists, more absolute weirdos who wrote songs about televison shows and funny articles they saw in magazines, but that was all part of their charm. 'Conspiracy' tells the tale of gangsters planning a heist, 'Didnt Bleed Red' talks about alien invasions and 'Dog Chewed The Handle' is about a courtcase where a burglar was shot dead while robbing a house when the guard-dog chewed the handle of his gun!! Tony Wright isn't a great singer, (when he first asked to be in the band he was told to 'Go and f--k off) but his voice suits the style of music so it's ok. // 6

Overall Impression: This is one of Terrorvision's strongest albums. Essential tracks include: 'Perseverance', 'EnterAlterEgo', 'Conspiracy', 'Hide The Dead Girl', 'Junior' and 'Celebrity Hit List'. If you like party bands but want to hit yourself in the head with a hammer when you hear ska-music, then Terrorvision are the band for you. // 9

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