The Greater Wrong of the Right

The Greater Wrong of the Right

by Skinny Puppy
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Overview

At one point it looked like it would never happen, but Nivek Ogre and cEvin Key made nice and put Skinny Puppy back together again. The first thing to know about Greater Wrong of the Right is that it's their last album, The Process, done right. Not an innovative album, not a visceral album, but there are bits of the old Pup here -- more scary-movie samples than The Process had, and a lot more of the stuttering beats of yore. Ogre is still singing rather than barking, while Key has just exploded when it comes to expansive production. Key's given Ogre a lush and dark world to deliver his serviceable lyrics over, but it's not always menacing and that's where old fans might cry "sellout." With freaky vocal manipulation "Ghostman" recalls the band's earlier work for the better, while Ogre's passé chant of "New World Order" on "Neuwerld" recalls it for the worse. Too bad they're done making Matrix movies, because the driven and melodic "I'mmortal" would have fit on the soundtrack and the memorable "EmpTe" is just as poppy. Odd to think that Skinny Puppy now sound more inspired when playing it straight -- or at least as straight as a band that wears pancake makeup and stage blood to its photo shoots can be -- but the album really comes alive when Ogre croons. "Use Less" -- with thunderous drumming from Tool's Danny Carey -- is Ogre's great moment and the best evidence he can keep up with Key's evolution. Get ready for the hardcore fan backlash, but Greater Wrong of the Right at least makes up for The Process, and with stunning structure from Key, it beats most of the current industrial music competition.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/25/2004
Label: Hunter
UPC: 0693723637228
catalogNumber: 236372

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Skinny Puppy   Primary Artist
Danny Carey   Drums
Nivek Ogre   Group Member
Mark Walk   Group Member
cEvin Key   Group Member
Patrick Sprawl   Guitar
Wayne Static   Synthesizer,Vocals
Saki Kaskas   Guitar
Otto Von Schirach   Synthesizer
Omar Torres   Synthesizer
Dre Robinson   Synthesizer
Traz Damji   Synthesizer
Omar Torres   Synthesizer
Saki Kaskas   Guitar
Patrick Sprawl   Guitar

Technical Credits

Skinny Puppy   Arranger,Composer
Mark Walk   Producer,Audio Production
cEvin Key   Producer
Steven R. Gilmore   Art Direction
Wayne Static   Programming
Otto Von Schirach   Programming,Sound Design
Omar Torres   Programming
Omar Torres   Programming

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The Greater Wrong of the Right 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy the sounds of Industrial music. I have SP's complete catalog and really dig all of their stuff. It's great to know they're still out there doing music as SP again. This disk combines elements of Ohgr, Download, and a guest artist by the name of Otto Von Schirach along with several other guests including Danny Carey from Tool. Schirach adds some really cool elements to some songs on here like the end of Ghostman and my favorite track, Goneja(You can listen to these entire songs on the SkinnyPuppy Myspace account btw). As a fan of Aphex Twin I really liked these touches and it's nice to know that SP are adding elements such as this to their music to further evolve their sound. I hope that Otto becomes a permanent member. I've heard he will be back on the next album. I actually think these two tracks even outdo some of Aphex Twin's later work on his Chosen Lords disk and is definitely better than Druqks. I'd love to see a collaboration between RDJ and SP. That would be interestng.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I got this album I was hoping for the normal dark heavey side of techno/industrial, but instead I got this newer rave style techno. Its all well and everything but it just dosen't apply to me (even though most of the songs on this album are very good. Examples Ghostman,Empte,Gonjea.) If you are into Dance,Rave style Techno with a little bit of Aphex Twin thrown into the mix then you should get this cd if your not then just stick to the older Skin Pup cd's.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hurray for a new CD, which is not only mantastic, but also manmazing and mancredible!
Guest More than 1 year ago
...however, there's no getting past evidence of cEvin's masterful arrangements. A step above their last release, TGWOTR definitely has a few standout tracks, such as the cinematic I'mmortal and the raw, empowered Use Less, which put the paleolithically-inspired drumming of Tool member Danny Carey to good use. Ogre once again demonstrates the melodic capabilities of his voice, and really never strays from the same basic formula. Overall, an enjoyable listen; though perhaps less darkly mired than earlier works.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just bought this album and so far it sounds great. It's not as ground-breaking as VIVIsectVI, or Last Rights, but it is a much better album than The Process, good thing it is no longer available, because that album is awful. Most of what is here is good, but like most albums there are a couple of tracks that are more or less fillers.