"Violent Passion Surrogate" (Man's Ruin Records)

Reviewed by Mr. Dude

Feeling seriously fucked in the head today? Want to feel even more mental? Then slap "Violent Passion Surrogate" by CROATAN into the old CD player. Mark and Jenny make up this Cincinnati outfit, and this reviewer is certain that they were abused as children. Possibly even as adults. The music is heavy and dark with a pretty cool groove, then all hell breaks loose when Jenny begins to "croon." Put this one on in the dark after the kids are asleep. I hope this CD sells so CROATAN can afford some "help."

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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