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OTEP - Sevas Tra - Capital records - 2002 reviewed by: Psycho Sarah

Track Listing
Tortured
Blood Pig
TRIC
My confession
Sacrilege
Battle Ready
Emtee
Possession
Thots
Filthee
Menocide
Jonestown tea
When I first heard of OTEP, I thought they were horrible, and I didn’t understand the point of the song “my confession.” Why would a band write much a song, why would a woman write a song like that. it’s a song so odd yet so truthful in the lyrics its scary. You want a down to Earth look at life, this is the song and the band to do it.

OTEP doesn’t write just a song, they write chapters to stories which are their albums. It's up to you in your mind to create the pictures to the chapters and develop a story of your own to go with the lyrics. The first song off of Sevas Tra is amazing--“tortured”, it’s a spoken verse speaking of the daily events that caused her so much hate and distrust in the first place. it’s a scary reality of the sick and twisted people out in the world today.

My favorite song on the album is Sacrilege. The song is a deep inside view of someone that has been truly bothered by the torture that has occurred within her lifetime. Everything that has been pushed on her is enough, and she cant take anymore. The lyric that says it best is: “say what you need to save your soul, but leave your religion at the door.” it speaks so much thought and so much passion that you can't help but listen to it.

OTEP is rough and heavy industrial rock that is a force to be messed with. It's all truth and hate flowing through the vocals of Otep Shamaya. Whatever caused the writing of these lyrics really propelled her metal goddess status up, and she is now one of the few women inustrial artists that have the true understanding of industrial music.

You can find OTEP at www.otepsaves.com or at www.otep.com. You can hear clips of them on the site under music with songs from this album as well as their latest effort House of Secrets.

OTEP comes from Capital records, you can reach them at www.capitalrecords.com.

Check them out, you are not alone in the search for truth!!!!



--Psycho Sarah 10.19.04
Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: OTEP
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TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
Sevas TraOtep
2002
Psycho Sarah10/18/2004


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ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: OTEP
INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
Shamaya OtepOtepFrank Hill, Unholiestgoddess10/21/2005


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