Ungod

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Ungod
Ungod.jpg
Studio album by Stabbing Westward
Released February 15, 1994
Recorded Eden Studios, London, England, 1993
Genre Industrial metal, Industrial rock, alternative metal
Length 53:03
Label Columbia
Producer John Fryer
Stabbing Westward chronology
Iwo Jimma
(1992)
Ungod
(1994)
Wither Blister Burn & Peel
(1996)
Singles from Ungod
  1. "Violent Mood Swings"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Lies"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Nothing"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rock Hard (de) 8/10[2]

Ungod is the debut album released in 1994 on Columbia Records by the American industrial rock band Stabbing Westward. The album was recorded in six weeks of 1993 in Chiswick, England, and released on February 15, 1994. With adequate album sales and touring with the likes of Depeche Mode a second album was warranted, Wither Blister Burn & Peel. The guitar line in the chorus of the song "Ungod" was later used in Filter's song "Hey Man, Nice Shot." Stuart Zechman, who was also playing guitar for Filter at the time, took the riff and showed it to Stabbing Westward who ended up using it as well.[3] The song "Nothing" appeared in the Bad Boys movie starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence and Téa Leoni, but was not featured on the official soundtrack album. The song also accompanied the credits of the film Johnny Mnemonic and was included on the film's soundtrack, along with the song "Lost". "Lost", "Lies" and "Can't Happen Here" were used in the film Mortal Kombat, but Stabbing Westward refused to include it in the official soundtrack. The "Thread Mix" of "Violent Mood Swings" was included in the Clerks soundtrack.

Reception[edit]

In 2005, Ungod was ranked number 425 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Christopher Hall and Stuart Zechman, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lost" Hall, David Suycott, Zechman 3:21
2. "Control"   3:39
3. "Nothing"   4:50
4. "ACF"   4:43
5. "Lies" Walter Flakus, Hall, Jim Sellers, Suycott, Zechman 4:43
6. "Ungod"   7:43
7. "Throw"   5:24
8. "Violent Mood Swings" Flakus, Hall, Sellers, Suycott, Zechman 5:12
9. "Red on White" Zechman 5:20
10. "Can't Happen Here" Flakus, Hall, Sellers, Suycott, Zechman 8:26
Total length: 53:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Christopher Hall – lead vocals, guitar
  • Stuart Zechman – guitar
  • Jim Sellers – bass
  • Walter Flakus – keyboards, programming
  • David Suycott – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Schäfer, Wolfgang. "Rock Hard review". issue 82. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Stabbing Westward FAQ Version 2.0, musicfanclubs.org
  4. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 40. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.