For the most part, just isolated lines. “Again” refuses to repeat past mistakes. “Shame on You” speaks of correcting bad habits and strives for inner peace.
Several tracks use the f-word to punctuate strains of hopelessness and despair. With a vengeance, “Grind” and “Sludge Factory” take pleasure in the pain of others. The latter encourages listeners to “repay all who caused strife.” Other songs glorify drug use. “God Am” is a bitter, blasphemous “prayer” that blames the Almighty for the world’s problems.
Dark. Brooding. Cold. Rolling Stone [11/30/95] said the band is “like a slashed wrist-stark, bloody and dramatic, but more indicative of a cry for help than a true desire to spiral into the void.” Surely, their well-chronicled drug use isn’t helping. Teens should steer clear of Alice.