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Band
Dr. Butcher
Title
Dr. Butcher
Type
LP/EP
Company
Crash Music
YOR
1994
Style
Progressive
7/2/2003 - Review by: Frank Hill
In-your-face mess of tunes
Dr. Butcher - Dr. Butcher - reviewed by Nailer

Track Listing
1. The Altar
2. Don't Talk To Me
3. Season Of The Witch
4. Reach Out And Torment Someone
5. Juice
6. The Chair
7. Innocent Victim
8. The Picture's Wild
9. Lost In The Dark
10. I Hate, you Hate...We All Hate!!
11. All For One, None For All
Paging Dr. Butcher... Dr. Butcher... telephone, please.

I wish that sum bitch would answer his phone because I have a few cutting words to give him for the damage he did to my ears. I'm a big fan of Mountain King/Gutter Ballet-era Savatage, but Jon Olivia's Japan project "Dr. Butcher" leaves me wishing for more surgical precision.

The music is adequate, but the lyrics either don't flow well with the music (The Altar) or they belong on a Junior H.S. notebook given titles like: "Don't Talk To Me", "Reach Out And Torment Someone", I Hate, You Hate...We All Hate!!".

Looking at the anatomical structure of the CD, Dr. Butcher is an appropriate name for this in-your-face mess of tunes.

--Nailer 07.02.2003
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