Use Once and Destroy

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Use Once and Destroy
Studio album by Superjoint Ritual
Released May 21, 2002
Recorded Balance Recordings Studios, Mandeville, Louisiana
Genre Sludge metal, crossover thrash
Length 49:10
Label Sanctuary
Producer Dave Fortman
Superjoint Ritual chronology
Use Once and Destroy
(2002)
A Lethal Dose of American Hatred
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Use Once and Destroy is the first release from extreme metal band Superjoint Ritual. It was recorded in lead singer Phil Anselmo's barn turned recording studio in Louisiana. The guitar and bass work was done by Phil Anselmo and Eyehategod's Jimmy Bower. Drumming was performed by Joe Fazzio. For touring bass duties, Superjoint Ritual recruited Hank Williams III. Anselmo did not want to play bass live because he wanted to focus mainly on singing. Use Once and Destroy is a slightly different approach to music than the work of Pantera, one of Phil Anselmo's other bands.

Re-released in 2006 by Sanctuary / Mayan Records feature with bonus tracks. Comes on first 1.000 copies in USA, on all limited copies in UK, and on all copies reissue.

Music videos[edit]

"Fuck Your Enemy" had a music video, directed by Jim Van Bebber. With its short song length, it found considerable airplay on Uranium throughout 2003. The black & white video begins by passing a door with a sign that reads "Hippies use side door." It then features the band performing in a small room with its walls covered in music posters and logos. Brief shots have the band humorously playing air guitar and drums before reverting to actual instrument performance footage. The song title would be censored as "F*** Your Enemy".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Oblivious Maximus"   2:33
2. "It Takes No Guts"   2:06
3. "Everyone Hates Everyone"   3:49
4. "The Introvert"   3:46
5. "The Alcoholik"   2:30
6. "Fuck Your Enemy"   1:40
7. "4 Songs"   6:18
8. "Messages"   2:01
9. "All of Our Lives Will Get Tried"   3:21
10. "Antifaith"   2:14
11. "Ozena"   3:56
12. "Drug Your Love"   2:51
13. "Haunted Hated"   2:40
14. "Stupid, Stupid Man"   2:33
15. "Creepy Crawl"   1:54
16. "Superjoint Ritual"   6:34

Personnel[edit]

Superjoint Ritual[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Dave Fortman - Engineering, Mixing, Producer
  • Mark Casselman - Mastering
  • Joe Fazzio - Artwork, Design
  • Keith Neltner - Design
  • Neil Zlozower - Photography

Chart positions[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2002 The Billboard 200 87
2002 Top Independent Albums 5

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