SUICIDAL TENDENCIES — Lights... Camera... Revolution! (review)

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES — Lights... Camera... Revolution! album cover Album · 1990 · Crossover Thrash Buy this album from MMA partners
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Unitron
Suicidal Tendencies - Lights...Camera...Revolution!

'Lights...Camera...Revolution!' is the fourth studio album by thrash metal/hardcore punk band Suicidal Tendencies. Suicidal Tendencies is a band I've known about for quite a few years now, but for whatever reason never checked them out until this year. While I have listened to quite a few of their albums since finally checking them out, none of the albums I heard I find to be as great and solid as their fourth offering right here.

One thing I love about Suicidal Tendencies and some other thrash acts such as Anthrax, are their sense of humor. It's difficult for me to not laugh a bit when listening to songs like 'Lovely' with lyrics like: 'Screwed up people everywhere, but I ain't got time to care. I feel lovely, lovely...Ha! La la lovely, oh-oh..'. Not only are the lyrics funny, but the mix of thrashing guitar and the funky bassline make this a real treat. The song 'Send Me Your Money', while having a good message, is pretty funny just hearing vocalist Mike Muir singing 'Send me your money' with his unique voice. Speaking of 'Send Me Your Money', the song starts out with a very catchy bassline before the catchy hop of the guitar enters in. Like with 'Lovely', this song has some pretty catchy bass throughout.

My favorite song on the album though is the song 'Lost Again', which is pure thrash goodness. It's crunching guitar and Muir's punk-y vocals fit perfect. The end of the song changes, with a bit more of a jumpy beat. Muir has a very unique voice, fitting very well with the pulsating guitar. His voice has a punk-y edge to it, but I suppose you could also compare him to a more melodic Dave Mustaine tone. It's honestly hard to explain how is voice sounds, he certainly has one of the most unique voices I've heard.

Overall, if you want some fun thrash metal, this is a perfect album to satisfy that need. Hope you found this review helpful.

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Vim Fuego wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Later Suicidal Tendencies has too much funk for my liking. Infectious Grooves is even worse.
Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
It does have some good songs on it, but I suspect if I listened to it before this one I'd like it more.
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Regarding Art of the... I´ve always been a bit biased towards it, as I think it features some brilliant tracks, but also way too much filler and tracks that just doesn´t do it for me. It´s quite Unique sounding though.
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
No, none of their later albums sound like this. They are all worth a listen though, although not all are equally great.
Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Yeah, I'm not a fan of the album after this one, not thrash-y enough. Are any of their later albums in the same vein of this one?
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Their best album IMO (although I absolutely adore their debut too). My favorite track is "Disco's Out, Murder's In"
Vim Fuego wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Nice. Suicidal Tendencies lost their way after this album, and it's really their last full on thrash album.

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