Chris Connelly - Artificial Madness CD


Artificial Madness, when it was released in late 2011, was Chris Connelly’s first album in one year. As a matter of fact, he’s released a new album with his name on it in every calendar year since 2007. The difference between this album and those albums, however, is the approach. These are songs, songs with huge, screaming guitar parts and loud, thumping drums, songs that sing of exile and madness and terror. These are songs that begin out of nowhere and end just as suddenly, songs whose only subtlety lies in Connelly’s delivery of his typically literate lyrics.

In other words, it’s bound to remind people of Ministry, or Revolting Cocks, or Pigface.