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05/28/08
Reviewed by - Matt Rowe


Puscifer
V is for Viagra

Here’s a release that isn’t for everyone, but then it again, it doesn’t expect to be for everyone.  “V” is for Viagra is a remix album of reinterpreted tracks from “V” is for Vagina by Puscifer.  Puscifer is an industrial strength side-project for Maynard James Keenan from Tool and A Perfect Circle. 

This album is a heavy-duty batch of music that sits away from the other cleansers because of its caustic ability to burn holes.  These collected remixes are experimental in keeping with the nature of the original album and notable as they take what are already satisfying songs and reshape them into individualistic components, separately accessible but fitting the whole.

The remix artists here include noted members of industrial bands like Danny Lohner (NIN, Renholder), Joey Jordison (Slipknot), Paul Barker (Ministry, U.S.S.A.), Aaron Turner (ISIS), as well as remix artists like Lustmord, who supplies several for this collection.

“V” is for Viagara – The Remixes is filled with dark works.  All are heavy war-pieces, sounding like approaching tanks in a smoke-choked killzone.  If you’re a fan of the resurging industrial horde, then this album is a pulse-rising drug of choice.



Release Date: April 29, 2008
Produced by: Mat Mitchell & Puscifer
Format: CD
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