The Savage Gentlemen

3-Song demo

The Savage Gentlemen is an American group having released a 3 track demo and more lately an album on their own label Land Of Nod. Not much to say except that they try to catch the Marylin Manson train , with lots of samples of guitars, bloody keyboards and frivolous bass, accompanied by a cybernetic and deadly voice. The first two tracks are nearly getting on the nerves, just the last one sounds really better (Riverside), quieter and far better. The Halloween panoply is required, with makeup and so on ...  Despite a good will and a honest gait, their music doesn't have anything very convincing. Not anyone can be Virgin Prunes ...

Stéphane Fivaz
Janvier 2001