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Generation - Brutal Reality 1993

$80.00

01. Alive

02. Retro~Vision

03. Believe In Miracles

04. I Live In Flesh

05. Revolutionism

06. Nothing To Give

07. RM

08. Still You Died

09. Chemikill

10. Hunger

11. Psalm 69 (Hidden Track)


 

Line Up

Randy Kerkman - Guitars, Vocals

Bruce Franklin - Guitars

Mark Robertson "D.B. Allen" - Bass, Keyboards

Mark Robertson "D.B. Allen" - Programming, Vocals

Caesar Kalinowski "Frankie" - Guitars, Keyboards

Caesar Kalinowski "Frankie" - Programming, Vocals


 

With Trouble's Bruce Franklin and the Allies/Brighton's Mark Robertson in tow, 'Brutal Reality' is unrelenting industrial thrash of a pretty high quality. Veteran metal producer Caesar Kalinowski comes up with some compulsive computer drum loops and singer/guitarist Randy Kerkman gives all the edge and aggression to Caesar's denouncements of chemical abuse ("Chemikill"), lack of self control ("I Live In Flesh") and naturalism ("Believe In Miracles") all delivered in the style of Nine Inch Nails, Ministry et al. There's a 'secret' track tucked away at the end, a flick of the radio dial and a reading of Psalm 69.

 

This album blew my socks off the first time I heard it, that I figured there just HAD to be more from these guys. Nope. This was the first and the last Ive heard from them. Heavy, technical Industrial with a message. Seriously something that's lacking. If you're into Nine Inch Nails, KMFDM and Skinny Puppy, but looking for something with more substance, check this!

 

I first heard Generation's cassette in 1994 at a Christian book store.I listened to a sound sample and was quite suprised to hear a new sound in rock(other than the "grunge" of that time, After a few listens I realized that I was hearing a sound that could really catch on. I let several people hear it with good responce. I know for a fact that people went to record stores specifically for this title and none were to be found. Distribution of this title must have been very limited.

 

Anyway, this sound that Generation had was indeed way ahead of their time. I don't know what happened to these guys but they really could have had a big impact on the music scene. Hey, it's never too late guys. Once it's in your blood it's gonna bug you till you keep making more music. Stand up.

 

Generation was a Heavy Industrial group From Chicago whose only Released One album, 1993's Brutal Reality, featured Vocalist/Guitarist Randy Kerkman,With Trouble's Bruce Franklin and the Allies/Brighton's Mark Robertson in tow, "Brutal Reality" is unrelenting industrial Thrash of a pretty high quality. Veteran metal producer Caesar Kalinowski comes up with some compulsive Computer Drum loops and Singer/Guitarist Randy Kerkman gives all the edge and aggression to Caesar's denouncements of chemical abuse ("Chemikill"), lack of self control ("I Live In Flesh") and naturalism ("Believe In Miracles") all delivered in the style of Nine Inch Nails, Ministry et al. There's a 'secret' track tucked away at the end, a flick of the radio dial and a reading of Psalm 69,Ceaser Kalinowski has produced numerous bands in Christian rock, metal, and CCM.

 

Brutal Reality album by Generation was released Oct 25, 1994 on the Metal Blade label. CCM (contemporary Christian music) artists who dabble in the devil's formerly exclusive metal playground are often B-grade versions of unhallowed rock stars. Brutal Reality music CDs This is absolutely not the case with Generation, a project led by producer/programmer Caesar and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/programme r M. Brutal Reality songs Robinson. Brutal Reality album Fellow Chicago area brother-in-Christ Bruce Franklin (formerly of the almost-Christian bona fide doom legends Trouble) adds some massive guitar work to the mechanized sermons. This sonic ministry borrows heavily from Ministry with its repeating eighth-note guitar pulse and sample playback of spoken word material.

 

The main difference between Brutal Reality and its worldly industrial predecessors is the former's occasionally melodic verse. Considering that growling, yelling, and whining (especially through the tiny telephone sound effect) are the only certified Vocal approaches to industrial metal, Generation's moments of fluid singing sound daring on Brutal Reality, and the results are exalted. The smooth vocals add a nice touch, but the programming of Caesar and Robinson whip this 1994 Metal Blade release into a holy-rolling havoc fans of both Jourgensen and Jesus will adore.

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