LARD — The Last Temptation of Reid (review)

LARD — The Last Temptation of Reid album cover Album · 1990 · Industrial Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
2/5 ·
SilentScream213
Oof, this one is really something. Lard, as you might suspect from the name, are a crazy, sarcastic, quirky, and humorously aggressive mess of a beast. Vocalist Jello offers manic, almost parody-like commentary on real life going-ons in a bizarre but endearing vocal delivery. The band is pretty great, and despite being repetitive and simple, they create some awesome beats and razor cutting riffs that you don’t mind hearing looped. The album is delicious in the same way an excessively greasy, heart attack inducing burger might be. And thus the name fits…

Unfortunately, there’s way too much time here devoted to gimmick songs (Literally half the record time) that it can’t be great. When they do straightforward rocking, it’s awesome. When they do avant-garde novelty stuff, it’s just… bad.
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59 days ago
Sylvestre is my favorite song here! Metal bands are always introducing me to interesting disturbed folks from history... tried to do some research on the man but couldn't find many decent English resources. Thanks to Jello for educating me a bit.
Vim Fuego wrote:
59 days ago
I Am Your Clock and They're Coming To Take Me Away (Ha Ha!) always get skipped when I listen to this album. Sylvestre Matruschka (?) is amazing and a bit sick. Only Jello Biafra would think up that for a song subject. And Can God Fill Teeth? is my absolute favourite because of the paranoid freakout.

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