Release date April 26, 2011
Ok folks, I got this album months ago and I still cant wrap my head around its message. It means SERIOUS business! with a spine chilling intro and an orgasmic end, Otep’s latest ablum Atavist is a must have. I dropped the treble and turned up the bass on “Drunk on the Blood of saints” and I completely juiced up my pants! while “Skin of the Master” felt like my thoughts down a few shots of absynth, smoked some crack and had a total melt down. Otep’s words bore through my flesh and savagely mangle my soul. Her voice is that of a beautiful, seductive goddess of destruction. I don’t know about you but even though this may sound like “angry music”, I find myself at ease and in perfect solitude when I i listen to any of their albums. Just like “U R WMN NOW” from “Smash the Control Machine”, Atavist’s “We Dream Like Lions” soothes my spirit and and cradles my ego in an icy yogurt bath as bleed out on the bathroom floor. I’m dying to see the video for “Baby’s Breath”. I can only imagine the sound of the beast hammering her skull in over and over and over and over. A mortifying yet arousing sight. I’d hate to be her. The entire ablum is a mesh of anger, control, brutality and passion. Otep never fails to churn my marrow.