|Look Me In The Eye |The Orchard, 2000|
Clouds, Tonight We Murder, I Don't Care, Everything Is Always Wrong, Corporate T.U.T.T., Copsong, (intro) Dark Places, Revenge, Bastard, Deceit, The Figurehead, Awm, Personal Jesus
The debut of Project .44 it’s a partly hot and partly cold set of tracks, which older fans of Ministry and Revolting Cocks got accustom to. It’s not a surprise thanx to the presence of Louis Svitek, whose influence for Project .44 production is dominative. Besides straightforward guitar riffs in Everything Is Always Wrong, Revenge or Bastard, there is a short dark intro, not typical for all of Project .44 music. There are also the two cover versions of Tonight We Murder originally by Ministry and Personal Jesus by Depeche Mode. This song has been covered by most of well known bands, but I liked the first samples beginning the cover with.
Personally I’m knocked out I Don’t Care song for marching tempo and nihilistic refrain. The other favourite song of mine is Corporate T.U.T.T. thanx to an awesome slapped bass by Charles Levi known from many industrial rock bands. The song vibe is something between Revolting Cocks chaos and Atari Teenage Riot digital hardcore attitude. "Copsong" could sound better in a remix because there are many empty spaces in the original. There is a very good song named Deceit, where jagged guitar riffs are hearable in a foreground. Delight comes with a song called The Figurehead, what recalls an echo of Wax Trax! era while dirty guitar sound and a „catchy” refrain make the song construction easy to memorize.
The crushing power of Project .44 lays in repetitive phrases both guitars and samples which give the songs mechanical or even industrial vibe. In a cloud of predatory vocals it appears at least tempting.
(Katarzyna 'NINa' Górnisiewicz. Must not be used for promotional or commercial purposes. See a Legal Note for the copyrights below)