Superjoint Ritual / A Lethal Dose of American Hatr
Album: A Lethal Dose of American Hatr   Collection:General
Artist:Superjoint Ritual   Added:Sep 2003
Label:Sanctuary Records Inc.  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-10-06 Pull Date: 2003-12-08 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Nov 30 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 24, 2007: Scatterbrain Radio
4. Nov 06, 2003: The Human Condition - Under Immense Pressure
2. Jul 15, 2004: Les Chevaux De Frise
Dress Like a Target
5. Oct 30, 2003: The Human Condition
Stealing a Page or Two From
3. Nov 27, 2003: The Human Condition
The Knife Rises
6. Oct 23, 2003: The Human Condition -- With Guests!
The Knife Rises

Album Review
Orges Beqiri
Reviewed 2003-10-08
Superjoint Ritual – A Lethal Dose of American Hatred (Sanctuary Records)
Phil Anselmo’s continued nod to the old school with even more crusty punk/metal/hardcore. Think Carnivore, Discharge, Cryptic Slaughter, Hirax, Cro Mags, and Agnostic Front, but very metal and with very crunchy guitars. The riffs are good, but a little same-y after a while, and nothing really sticks in your mind, even though the songs as a whole are by far catchier than the ones on the last CD. Also, many start to sound like Pantera left-overs. The drumming is awesome, and the bass is competent enough, I guess. The song constructions are pretty basic, nothing groundbreaking. The lyrics, on the other hand break new ground with their utter, sheer idiocy. I respect Phil Anselmo a whole lot, and everything he touches turns to gold, but he can’t write decent lyrics to save his life. It doesn’t matter, though, because I can’t imagine anyone singing along to any of these songs anyway. This is a CD to put your head down to and tear a bloody path through a moshpit, nothing else, nothing more. Brutal, irreverent, noisy, mean and nasty with one hell of an attitude.

Recommended Tracks:
1) Nice riff to start things off with. Builds up a few times and it’s pretty brutal.
2) The “hit single”, awesome short ditty that’s just brutal, but FCC at –0:23 (fuck).
9) Short, starts out really fast, and then slows down and becomes very sludgy and doomy.
11) Mid-tempo, dark, with staccato riffs that’ll be the joy of pits everywhere.

FCC:: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13 ::FCC

Track Listing
1. Sickness   7. Death Threat
2. Waiting for the Turning Poin   8. Permanently
3. Dress Like a Target   9. Stealing a Page or Two From
4. The Destruction of a Person   10. Symbol of Nevermore
5. Personal Insult   11. The Knife Rises
6. Never to Sit or Stand Again   12. The Horror
  13. Absorbed