The United States in 1997-98: the post-grunge era and mall-punk invasion, the continued downfall of legendary metal-bands and from abroad, the Brit-Pop ego war of words and the Girl-Power movement ...Atlanta's rapmetal act STUCK MOJO wanted none of this weak shit !
Tune-up and mix this: the hardcore elements of NYC, the thrashmetal guitar tones of the Bay Area, all voiced by a southern hiphop MC. 1998's perfectly produced by the to-be-to-go metal-producer of the new millennium Andy Sneap, Rising is STUCK MOJO's third album and showcases even more metal, more balls, even more attitude and grit ...all of this before SYSTEM OF A DOWN's debut.
The stage was set and the amps were humming with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ANTHRAX, BODY COUNT and to some degree FAITH NO MORE, and now hip-metal was about to get a major facelift ...it is MOJO-time motherfuckerz !
Get in the ring !
"Crooked Figurehead" is pure nitroglycerin, high-stamina modern-streetmetal ...shake it up ! The following "Trick" doesn't let go, not even a single-second for a breath of air. The rawest of S.O.D. riffing with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE revolutionary vocals: the recipe for war !
Behold the "Assassination Of A Pop Star" an exhibition of raw metal power in a Glock-crazy America while the gathering of "Enemy Territory" and the crude "Throw The Switch" are the best tracks PANTERA never wrote ...yes they're that good !
Do you boys remember the 1998 WWF -vs- WCW war for ratings ? Well a wildcard was put to the table in this now iconic video. DDP, Raven and his Flock ...with motherfuckin' STUCK MOJO in the same squared-circle !
Wrestling + Metal = Rising, in one of the coolest video ever !
The live 1999 release HVY1 is one of the era's most explosive concert. Tone and attitude. Fuck you Family Values, the Rising-tour was the event to witness in a sweaty mosh-pit.
Ya see, STUCK MOJO were metal's much needed hybrid trendsetters in the mid-to-late-90s. The new European metal-forces hit a brick wall in the status-quo America, cuz deep inside, a loud groove was felt, filled with mojo and shenanigans. MOJO are a perfect example of shattered rock boundaries, uniting the most volatile genres of heavy music, all under one roof. Nümetal was dominated by you know who, but in all honesty, nothing against KORN and LIMP BIZKIT, but it should've not been them. A message to the Press: if you're going to coin the term "Rap-Metal" please have the expertise to label actual bands that include genuine "METAL" elements.
Interview and live in 1998
Full live CD
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