Release DetailsLABEL Nuclear Blast
RELEASED ON 5/20/2003
The Rebel You Love to Hate
posted on 6/2003 By:
Billy Milano and company have excreted "The Rebel You Love to Hate" under the moniker of M.O.D, which stands for Milano on Drugs, I mean Method of Destruction. Sorry for the ultra played-out joke, but I figured that played-out jokes were in style now that M.O.D has released an album full of them. Most songs on "The Rebel You Love to Hate" are somewhat funny, but it's all been done before. Musically, this is what you would expect from Billy Milano. It's sort of southern-feeling, stoner-type rock metal, although it is pretty heavy. This is a fun album musically as well as lyrically, just pure rock and roll that makes fun of pretty much everything. The opening track, "Wigga", makes fun of nu-Metal and the disgusting white-suburban-wannabe-gangstas that we all would love to send flying with a steel-toed boot to the face. "De Men of Stein" has a techno-feel to it at points, and makes fun of neo-fascist techno freaks, and how it is suddenly cool to be one for some reason. "Rage Against the Mac Machine" makes fun of the band (RATM), and how they are using the very system they "despise" to create profit for themselves. As you can see, these jokes are VERY played out, seeing as RATM no longer exists, and we all know that wigga bands like Limp Bizkit suck ass. Everyone has made these jokes thousands of times over, there's no point in doing it again. The thing about a satire album is that it has to be good for multiple listens. M.O.D's "The Rebel You Love To Hate" is somewhat amusing, but it loses its flair after only one listen. It would be different if there were some very funny, new, and innovative statements being made, but sadly there are none. The music isn't good enough to keep me interested past the initial laugh of the first listen. And on a side note, the album is really only 30 minutes long, there's 5 tracks added (the radio edits, live versions, and for some reason 2 extra versions of the title track). Not enough here to warrant my coinage, however if you're a die-hard S.O.D fan you'll probably like M.O.D. Wrathchild's Choice Cut: Get Ready - Cowbell + catchy rock riffs = fun son
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