Doubting Thomas - The Infidel (Special Edition)
Industrial We are going to be taking a bit of a trip back in time with this album, as the tracks presented on this album are from the '87 to '90 recordings of Doubting Thomas, a side project of cEvin Key and the late Dwayne Goettel of Skinny Puppy fame. Now, what this exactly is a reissue of the only two releases that the duo have ever recorded under the name of Doubting Thomas.

The two releases were the full length album of The Infidel and the EP Father Don't Cry. Both were originally released on the infamous Wax Trax! Records label. However, included on this special edition of the album are two unreleased tracks (THC and Majickal Horse) which were composed in '94. The final six tracks on the second disk were recovered from home demos, and thus making only six of the twenty-six tracks fresh blood.

Now, to the newcomer in the industrial genre, this should be a good buy. You're getting the complete collection of a band that existed for a short while, and the tracks aren't bad at all. They still hold up today, and it really is hard to tell by any standards that the album was made back in the late eighties. But, to the long time fan of all things related to Skinny Puppy that already has the EP and the album, this probably isn't worth your time.

Yes, there are six new tracks, but rather than shelling out ten to twenty bucks for either the digital version or the CD version, you could easily pick up the six new tracks digitally at a reduced price. I mean, yes, there's new artwork, but unless you're such a completionist when it comes to your music collection, this probably isn't worth your time. Nonetheless, the music is nice, so, if you've never heard this shit before, now's a better time than ever to listen to it.
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Doubting Thomas - The Infidel (Special Edition)

We are going to be taking a bit of a trip back in time with this album, as the tracks presented on this album are from the '87 to '90 recordings of Doubting Thomas, a side project of cEvin Key and the late Dwayne Goettel of Skinny Puppy fame. Now, what this exactly is a reissue of the only two releases that the duo have ever recorded under the name of Doubting Thomas.

The two releases were the full length album of The Infidel and the EP Father Don't Cry. Both were originally released on the infamous Wax Trax! Records label. However, included on this special edition of the album are two unreleased tracks (THC and Majickal Horse) which were composed in '94. The final six tracks on the second disk were recovered from home demos, and thus making only six of the twenty-six tracks fresh blood.

Now, to the newcomer in the industrial genre, this should be a good buy. You're getting the complete collection of a band that existed for a short while, and the tracks aren't bad at all. They still hold up today, and it really is hard to tell by any standards that the album was made back in the late eighties. But, to the long time fan of all things related to Skinny Puppy that already has the EP and the album, this probably isn't worth your time.

Yes, there are six new tracks, but rather than shelling out ten to twenty bucks for either the digital version or the CD version, you could easily pick up the six new tracks digitally at a reduced price. I mean, yes, there's new artwork, but unless you're such a completionist when it comes to your music collection, this probably isn't worth your time. Nonetheless, the music is nice, so, if you've never heard this shit before, now's a better time than ever to listen to it. Oct 16 2013

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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