Wow, what an interesting approach to put music
Nuns features goth girls, dominatrix, hookers, transsexuals and submissives…does
that have your attention? All these backgrounds have formed this industrial,
goth, metal conglomerate with simple but effective form. I guess you could
call it gothic-metal, 80’s Electro-Pop. “New York Vampires”
is The Nuns’ 2003 album. At times, it’s kind of similar to Sisters
Of Mercy, Lords of Acid, Skinny Puppy, Bauhaus, Rasputina, etc. Musically
their heavier parts can be akin to a minimal version of Nine Inch Nails,
Rammstein or Marilyn Manson. There are even parts that are eerie and mystical.
On the mic are sexy female vocals, spoken word vocals (like Lords of Acid),
and beautiful singing vocals. Some of the vocals remind me of Morgan Lander
from Kittie, even some of the guitar riffs to a point. The song “White
Slave” was produced by award winning producer “Narada Michael
Walden.” His music career has lasted over thirty years. In that time
he’s been decorated with numerous gold, platinum and multi-platinum
awards. To add to the creation efforts of this disc, I read somewhere that
drummer Tommy Price (Billy Idol) and Greta Brinkman (Moby) participated.
Also the final track on this disc “Christine” was written by
Gene Simmons. In all there are sixteen tracks and over sixty-three minutes
in length. Metalheads might want to be aware that there are some metallic
elements but the industrial or electronica also incorporated might be too
much for you, unless you are into that type of music.
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins