Suspended Animation

Album Review of Suspended Animation by Fantômas.

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Suspended Animation

Fantômas

Suspended Animation by Fantômas

Release Date: Apr 5, 2005
Record label: Ipecac
Genre(s): Indie, Rock

90 Music Critic Score
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Suspended Animation - Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 90
Based on rating 9/10
90

Although they have always had a signature sound (grounded in the heavy, manic, precise, and strange), Fantômas have been fairly adventurous from album to album. So it's a little surprising that -- after hopping from the metal-horror spastics of their debut to an album of film music covers on Director's Cut to Millennium Monsterworks (an almost traditional metal album in collaboration with the Melvins) and, finally, to last year's epic single-track Delirium Cordia -- Fantômas would arrive back at the start. Like their self-titled debut, Suspended Animation is a concept album.

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was positive

If you aren’t already a Fantomas fan, chances are you never will be. Bandleader Mike Patton is one of the most polarizing figures in music today; any one of his projects is likely to be met with equal parts fawning and derision. His considerable vocal prowess often annoys as much as it impresses, and his label is a clearinghouse of goof-metal n’er-do-wells.

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