The Venus Trail3Ds
The Venus Trail (1993) has all the insanity, silliness, and in-your-face guitar blasts from the band's previous releases. Recorded in a disused Masonic Lodge in Dunedin, the 3Ds second album bursts right out with the sonic pop blast of "Hey Seuss" and then careens through lurching metallic pleasures of "Philadelphia Rising" and "Man On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown.
The swarm of gruesome guitar tunes is an immediate attention grabber, and well balanced by some fine lead vocal turns Denise Roughan, who pulls the wayward free-for-all around into some sort of melodic order. Hailed by critics and fans in the group's home country as the best rockin' thing since plugged in guitars, The Venus Trail has an even deeper punch and fits the band's off-center music to a T.