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Always one step ahead of the scene, Infected Mushroom are constantly pushing themselves. Following upon fame and success in their homeland and the domination of the global electronic music community, in January 2005 Infected Mushroom relocated to Los Angeles, for the purpose of raising their music to the next level and fulfilling all musical aspirations. Since day one, the driving force has always been the fans. Infected Mushroom was proudly voted number 12 in DJ Magazine's 2006 Top 100 DJ list, a 14 place jump from their 2005 debut, which was the highest entry ever in the history of the magazine. And once again, Vicious Delicious, contains a myriad of new musical explorations, from Flamenco guitar, to Hip Hop, to Thrash-Metal undertones. Some of the highlights in this ground breaking album include the sensational hit 'Becoming Insane', featuring Gil Cerezo, lead singer of the Mexican star band 'Kinky', 'Artilery' that blends hip-hop beats a-la Infected style and 'Suliman', already considered a rave anthem being performed live by the band for nearly a year as part of their attendance breaking world-wide tour. 'In Front Of Me' is a unique musical interpretation that only proves how skillful and diverse Infected Mushroom are. These are only few of the gems in this extraordinary album. 1. Becoming Insane 2. Artilery 3. Vicious Delicious 4. Heavy Weight 5. Suliman 6. Forgive Me 7. Special Place 8. In front of me 9. Eat it raw 10. Change the formality 11. Before

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  • Audio CD (May 17, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Imports
  • ASIN: B004P2S5YW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,213 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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First, let's get this out of the way: Infected Mushroom has not been anything like a straightforward psy-trance act since their first couple of albums, so don't go checking this album out looking for that "Gathering" or even "Classical Mushroom" sound.

What this album is, however, is very interesting music that is some kind of mix of psy-trance, maybe a little metallic influence, and some other undefined weird electronica. This album is MUCH better than IM the supervisor and is as good as (and similar in nature to) Converting Vegetarians. Unlike the previous reviewer, I loved the second part of CV (as well as the first part), so for me this album sounding like that is a positive, not a negative! So, if you are wondering whether to buy this album, I suppose you should thus base your decision on how you liked CV (specifically, the second disc).

The tracks here differ enough to warrant a track-by-track review:

1. Becoming Insane - *extremely* catchy!!! You'll be humming this to yourself long after it's over. There are some flamenco-ish sounding guitars on this track that remind me of the ones on Juno Reactor's Pistolero. 9/10

2. Artillery - This would be an excellent track if it weren't for the extremely annoying rap vocals. (WHY, Mushroom, WHY?!?!?!) If they at least rapped themselves with that very cute accent (like on the converting vegetarians title track!) instead of getting some very typical-sounding hip hop rapper to do it, this track would be so much better! 4/10

3. Vicious Delicious - This one sounds more like an old school Infected Mushroom trance track, some great moments here 9/10

4. Heavyweight - Slow-paced, like CV disc 2 stuff, with a sort of chugging heavy metal feel to some of it, quite nice 8/10

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I got an advance copy, and I really do like this album. The first track starts off with a middle eastern tune, then what sounds like Spanish to me is spoken in the middle of it, it ends in the same vein as the beginning. The rest of the tracks are mostly close to 7-8 mins long, but have lots of ups and downs. A couple tracks out of the 11 present on the album are shorter in length, and also not quite as beat heavy as the longer ones. Also, the beat on this album is astoundingly powerful! Excellent for dance music!

Fans of 'Classical Mushroom' should be pleased, but newcomers should start with 'Classical Mushroom' to gage whether or not they'll like this album. Vocals are also present in about 3 or so songs, but not for the entire durations.

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If you're looking for this album to fit snuggly and quietly in a nice little genre of music then you will be sadly disappointed.

On the other hand, if you are a fan of music (and I mean everything from classical to punk to funk to jazz to metal to hip-hop and everything inbetween) then this may be one of the greatest albums ever made. This album will simultaneously blow your mind with it's complexity and form, and kick your @$$ with power and energy.

This is classical music that you can dance and headbang to.

If you happen to read this review and happen to be a classically trained musician please buy this album, listen to it, and come back here espouse the musical brilliance and genius that is Infected Mushroom.

And as a minor side note to this album, they managed to create the genre of Psy-hop with Artillery(track 2) on this album. And mark my words in about a year or two everyone will know what Psy-hop is as it will be on every hip-hop/top 40/alternative station from Boston to Budapest.

I'm done now. I'd say more but then you'd probably waste your time reading this when you should be buying this album right now.
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I originally heard this at a friend's house and loved the track he played. I ordered the CD and love most every track, except for the Rap track (I'm just not into Rap).

I also bought another of their CDs, Legend of the Black Shawarma....love that one too.

As somewhat of an audiophile, I'm also very pleased that these CDs are very well engineered and recorded. The sound quality is excellent. Unfortunately, so many CDs today sound like crap.

Highly recommended if you like this kind of music!
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Ever since the second CD of Converting Vegetarians, it's been obvious that Infected Mushroom have wanted to break out of the traditional goa/psy bounds that they had been existing in for most of their career. IM The Supervisor made that even more clear by integrating the vocals into the album proper instead of splitting them out into a second disc. Vicious Delicious continues the trend by presenting an album strewn with lyrics and more "experimental" tracks (by goa/psy standards, anyway). The result, for someone like me who pines for the "CD1 of Converting Vegetarians" days, it's not a welcome change.

I suppose any band which is intent on evolving their sound suffers from losing some of their already-established fanbase who are unwilling to come along for the whole ride. I can certainly sympathize with a group which is tired of the limitations of their initial genre and wants to break out a bit by the time their sixth album comes around (after all, if I want Converting Vegetarians, why don't I just go listen to Converting Vegetarians already?), but the "newer" stuff just doesn't sound that good to me. The lyrics themselves are pretty insipid, and the usually-interesting instrumentation gets toned down quite a bit while the vocals are going on, to let the vocals do their own thing without being buried behind the noise. I miss the noise, though!

To be fair, there's some very nice moments on this album. Despite my dislike for the vocals, the middle section of "Change the Formality" is pretty exhilarating, and other tracks like "Becoming Insane" treat the vocals more as samples than actual vocals, which is a much more pleasant approach, to me.
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