Powerman 5000 - Destroy What You Enjoy - (2006)

By Elric on 10:45 AM 29 August 2006

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Powerman 5000 is the band that became famous as the little brother band of White Zombie. Not only because of the musical similarities but also because the singer Mike "Spider" Cummings is the brother of Rob Zombie and Mike Tempesta (he left the band) is the brother of John Tempesta.

From the firsts tunes of the album is clear that Powerman 5000 changed their style again. The band used to be an industrial, nu-metal band but in their latest album, "Destroy What You Enjoy" they mix punk elements. The reason is that punk is now famous in America....and as they sing in "Wild World", There's money to be made... Especialy, "Enemies" is Sex-Pistols-like song.

The voice of Spider is killer as always. Small fast songs with happy-punk melodies will get your attention for sure. Easy listening songs like "Who Do You Think You Are" and "All My Friends Are Ghost" that you will listen few times."Now that's Rock and Roll" is the only song musicaly close to their past and it is one of the best songs of the album..

Powerman 5000 is a band with energy in the vocals and power in the guitars. But since Tempesta left the band, the album lacks of this power. The band will not blow your speakers as they used to do in "Tonight The Stars Revolt"

But there's a hidden treasure in this album and its called "Murder". A fast song with an even faster refrain that will stay in your mind for a long time.

In the end "Destroy What You Enjoy" is not a bad album, but it's not a masterpiece also. It will stay in your stereo for a couple of weeks but I dont think that anyone will remember it after this period.

Rating 72/100


Mike "Spider" Cummings
Johnny Heatley
Terry Corso
Siggy Sjursen
Adrian Ost


1. Construction Of The Masses, Pt.1
2. Destroy What You Enjoy
3. Return To The City Of The Dead
4. Wild World
5. Enemies
6. Murder
7. Now That's Rock 'n Roll
8. All My Friends Are Ghosts
9. Walking Disaster
10. Who Do You Think You Are?
11. Masses, Pt.2
12. Miss America
13. Heroes And Villains (Live)

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