Made Me Do It

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Made Me Do It
Made Me Do It.jpg
Studio album by The Haunted
Released 31 October 2000
Recorded December 1999 - February 2000
(Berno Studio, Malmö)[1]
Genre Thrash metal, melodic death metal
Length 35:57
Label Earache
Producer Berno Paulsson
The Haunted
The Haunted chronology
The Haunted
(1998)
Made Me Do It
(2000)
Live Rounds in Tokyo
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Rock Hard (de) 9.5/10[3]

Made Me Do It[4] (also known as The Haunted Made Me Do It) is the second studio album by The Haunted. It was released on 31 October 2000. It was re-released in 2001 with the live album, Live Rounds In Tokyo[5] as a bonus CD.

Interview with EvilG of Metal Rules[6][edit]

Album Cover[edit]

When asked about why the cover is a collage of serial killers, part of the band replied:

First of all we wanted artwork that was matching the first album. The idea about the serial killers came in last, and was partly put there to emphasize the title. Since a couple of the songs on the album is about serial-killers and other funny characters it all made sense to include some on the cover. I'd say, they're rather a part of an overall concept, than the actual concept of the album.

— Per Möller Jensen

I think we wanted to portray a sort of "we are guilty before we even release the album" in regards to all the censorship and musicians blamed for violent crime....

— Anders Bjöler

When asked about who were on the Cover, part of the band replied again:

Let's see...We put Jeffrey Dahmer there, we have Charles Manson (even though not being a serial killer), and Henry Lee Lucas...to name a few. These are all fascinating characters in their own ways.

— Per Möller Jensen

The person that describes it all is definitely RICHARD RAMIREZ. I don't know if he's on the cover or not, but the whole concept is about "an individual is responsible for his/ her own actions in life", it's always easy to blame something else, and not noticing the real problems in society. Taking the easy way out in the RAMIREZ case would be: "we have to ban AC/DC because he wore an AC/DC T-shirt".

— Anders Björler

Other notable mentions on the cover are Ted Kaczynski, Albert Fish.

Title[edit]

When asked about Title, part of the band replied again:

Ha, we used "The Haunted Made Me Do It" as a cynical statement to all the censorship discussions in the US, to sloppy cunts like Tipper Gore and the PMRC. People are gonna do what they do regardless.

— Per Möller Jensen

Writing[edit]

When asked about Writing, Per replied:

Some songs were already written before I joined, but when we came back from the US tour with Testament last year, we started writing the last songs, which became "Bury Your Dead", "Leech", "Trespass" and "Revelation". Jonas, Anders or Jensen will bring in riffs, or a verse and chorus, and all the members can then have their input on the way the song will go.

— Per Möller Jensen

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Dark Intentions" 1:30
2. "Bury Your Dead" 3:07
3. "Trespass" 3:40
4. "Leech" 4:37
5. "Hollow Ground" 4:10
6. "Revelation" 1:34
7. "The World Burns" 4:08
8. "Human Debris" 2:59
9. "Silencer" 3:03
10. "Under the Surface" 4:13
11. "Victim Iced" 2:55
Limited edition bonus CD
Bonus Track
Bonus Disc

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Made Me Do It was ranked number 461 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[8]

Credits[edit]

The Haunted[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Haunted recording "MADE ME DO IT"". YouTube. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard". issue 162. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "No false pride, no fashion, no fake set of values". The Haunted. 2000-10-31. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  5. ^ "No false pride, no fashion, no fake set of values". The Haunted. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  6. ^ http://www.metal-rules.com/interviews/TheHaunted.htm
  7. ^ "No false pride, no fashion, no fake set of values". The Haunted. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  8. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 24. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.