Magnifishit - Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker
Label: Metropolis - MET 956 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Industrial, Electro
Mythmaker is the tenth studio album by electro-industrial band Skinny Puppy. It was released on January 30, through Synthetic Symphony. Lead vocalist Nivek Ogre said the band took a simplified approach, but that it was a difficult record to make. It charted Magnifishit - Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker a number of billboard charts, and received mostly positive reviews, with critics focusing on whether it was stylistically similar to previous albums.
Tracks from the album were featured in the Saw V Dreamlover - Mariah Carey - #1s (VHS) and Jackass video game. The band supported the album with the Mythrus Tour later the same year it was released.
Nivek Ogre stated that making the album was very difficult due to dealing with a personal relationship and other events in Los Angeles during the time the album was being made, but that those events were incorporated into the album itself. Ogre called style of the music on Mythmaker "simplified"  and said the band "stayed truer to cEvin's compositions".
Key said that it "open[ed] a door for me to hear it differently". Mythmaker marks the third occasion on which a Skinny Puppy album cover was created by an artist other than long-time collaborator Steven R. Gilmorethough he continues to do the sleeve design and layout for the band. Mythmaker was released on January 30, The album barely broke into the Billboard at No.
It peaked in all four charts in the same week of February 17, The soundtrack for the movie Saw V featured the song "Ugli". The live band consisted of Ogre vocals and theatricsKey keyboards and electronicsand Justin Bennett percussion. Opinions about the album varied between claims of both little and significant change from previous work.
Greg Prato of AllMusic said of Mythmaker"Skinny Puppy always aligned themselves more with electro-dance, and they continue to do so". He goes on to say that "Nivek Ogre and cEvin Key obviously know what their following wants to hear", and finishes by reiterating, "Not a lot has changed in the world of Skinny Puppy circa Mythmaker Magnifishit - Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker . Christa Titus of Billboard said, " Mythmaker radiates impending doom".
She notes that certain elements leave the listener "to appreciate how beautiful Skinny Puppy can be when it follows a more emotive, ambient trail", but comments that there are some "industrial chargers" as well. Allman described the album as "hard, industrial noise that's both challenging and accessible". Discussing individual songs, he said the first track, "Maginifishit", was "a testament to Mark Walk's impressive abilities to use Ogre's voice as an instrument unto itself".
He stated that while the band was doing a lot of experimenting, something was still missing, but continued that newcomers would probably find the album quite interesting and original. Erika Szabo of Rocknworld said, "Skinny Puppy provides listeners Magnifishit - Skinny Puppy - Mythmaker more of the same thing with the slightest of changes".
She was positive about half the songs, but called the other half "less stimulating". She also said the album was "expansive and expressive All music is composed by OgreKeyand Walk. Credits adapted from Mythmaker Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne - Suicide - The Second Album + The First Rehearsal Tapes (CD, Album, A notes .
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