Hate In The Box Biography
The mad scientist Optimus Crime can usually be found in his lab creating twisted monstrosities of musical mayhem. During one such experiment, the unexpected occured! A truck full of broken, abandoned toys headed for a dusty shelf broke an axle, skidded and crashed into the lab. The combination of all the sorrow and bittersweet memories stored in the toys and the musical and technological wonders in Crime's lab produced:
Rainbow Blight-- the Living Doll Like one of the Abominable Dr. Phibes Automaton musicians suddenly gaining a mind of it's own, Blight brings technicolor madness to the entity known as Hate in the Box. Her costumes echo cartoons and dolls brought to nightmarish life. Relics of childhood and death decorate her weapon of choice- the mic stand.
MephisToy, the latest addition to our toychest, was created by the devil himself to corrupt the hearts and minds of all who hear his melodies. After some experimentation he found that only the bass guitar has tones thick and low enough to disguise his subliminal messages. A frequent mischief maker in Satan's ranks, he now plys his trade on earth and found a perfect place to raise a little hell...with Hate in the Box!
The toys that started it all never did reach their intended destination, but the world got Hate in the Box in return. With vocals and lyrics that bring to mind your inner child given nothing but dead things to play with, and demented keyboards that would be at home in a horror film, Hate in the Box has a unique sound that will take you on a trip through their own kind of wonderland...
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a refreshing jaunt out of your watered down musical mediocrity | Reviewer: Memo Juez | 10/12/2005
I first heard of Hate in the Box, an up and coming NYC area band, from a concert flyer posted at girlsinbands by cyanidebonbon. A few mouse clicks later and I am listening to the infectous vocals of Rainbow Blight on a couple of full length Ogg Vorbis downloadable files. I was so impressed I ordered this CD right then and there. RazorBlade Fairy Tales' first cut Porcelain opens with a dark keyboard/synth intro by Optimus Crime shortly joined by an overdriven rhythm guitar. Rainbow Blight soon starts in with When you cry it makes a sound, --like knives on Porcelain in a voice and inflection that makes the listener ask "Is that Gwen Stefani?" Any confusion is quickly eradicated as Blight's powerful and emotionally charged vocals suck you into a world of razorblades that make the tears of dolls run red. Through-out the entire album, the musical arrangement is straightforward and uncomplicated with a nod to the heyday of Industrial Metal of the early nineties with a Gothic Metal flavouring. Optimus Crime is extremely adept with his keyboarding and musical layering production skills that give the likes of Jason Slater (SRC) a run for his money. Crime's hooks have meat hanging from them. If you are tired of the same old radio friendly garbage pumped daily into your life, then RazorBlade Fairy Tales is a refreshing jaunt out of your watered down musical mediocrity.
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