A vastly under-rated album from Austrian, Vienna based Industrial Metal band Fetish 69.
Antibody has a stylish cover of a face cut open through the middle with the words Fetish 69, Antibody, to the left of it. The inside cover is rather gross, with a pale piece of skin (possibly chest) that has had a 69 cut into it with a razor blade. On the back there is a zombie like creature (the same person as on the front cover) who has a huge crack through him. The inside part of the back cover has a circle split into black and white circles wit the words "Music to Mangle Your Mind" to the left of it.
The album was made in 1993 produced by Colin Richardson and recorded at Magic Sound Studio in the USA.
Cristian Fetish - Bad Throat/Lyrics
Astrid Kleber - Bass Treatment
Robert Lepenik - Guitar Damage
Martin Nestl - Drums/Drumsamples
Wolfgang Messner - Additional Guitar (track 4)
Kim Pil Jung - Samples
Martin Koch - Pure Visual Combat
I will not break down the songs because it is one of those albums that fits nicely together rather than each song being individually rated. What I can say is that it is a masterpiece, an album full of vitality and aggression from the first minute until the end, a journey into the darker sides of life and the resulting consequences, the combination of growling vocals, film quotes, clever lyrics.
I'm not a huge fan of Industrial metal, preferring the heavier death or viking metal genres but this is one of the best Industrial metal albums I have come across with it's intelligent lyrics and a tracklist that reads like a description of the Fred West household, it is available so unbelievably cheapily on Amazon ( 1 cent plus postage) that you can't go wrong with it!
I initially bought it from Amazon with the idea of selling it on at a higher price but became such a fan of it, that I decided to keep it.
Despite the album being called Antibody, in the inlay, it describes the album as "Twenty-one patterns of Episodic Aggresive Behaviour"
So here we go!
1 - Ritualistic Behaviour
2 - Masks of Sanity
3 - Compulsivity
4 - Search for Help
5 - Severe Memory Disorders and a Chronic Ability to tell the truth
6 - Suicidal Tendencies
7 - History of Serious Assault
8 - Deviate sexual behaviour and hypersexuality
9 - Head injuries or injuries incurred at birth
10 - History of chronic drug or alcohol abuse
11 - Alcohol or drug abusing parents
12 - Victim of physical or emotional abuse or of cruel parenting
13 - Result of an unwanted pregnancy
14 - Products of a difficult gestation period for the mother
15 - Interrupted bliss or no bliss of childhood
16 - Extraordinary Cruelty to Animals
17 - Arsonal Tendencies without obvious homicidal interest
18 - Symptoms of a Neurological impairment
19 - Evidence of ginetic disorders
20 - Biochemical symptoms
21 - Feelings of powerlessness or inadequancy
It's not Remember You're A Womble!
Disc #1 Tracklisting
2 Versus Nature
3 Pig Blood!
5 Being Boiled
6 Wrecked Joe
8 No Nothing
9 Anti Body
10 Hog Ditch [Pigblood Reprise]