Suspended Animation

  • Record Label: Ipecac
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2005
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. JohnnyQ
    Apr 30, 2005
    4
    It really bums me to even write this, but Fantomas just lost their shit on this one, and not at all in a good way. Their first album's similar lack of focus was forgivable, since it pointed the way towards their AMAZING second and still best album to date, Director's Cut. Since then however, Mike Patton has only proven incapable of fleshing out all the potenially awesome ideas It really bums me to even write this, but Fantomas just lost their shit on this one, and not at all in a good way. Their first album's similar lack of focus was forgivable, since it pointed the way towards their AMAZING second and still best album to date, Director's Cut. Since then however, Mike Patton has only proven incapable of fleshing out all the potenially awesome ideas that flit by at a million miles and hour on this record. 'Suspended Animation' could have been Fantomas' true masterpiece, were it not for Patton's increasingly hopeless lack of focus. Titillating and even exciting for very brief moments to be sure, but ultimately just a frustrating disappointment. Expand
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Although this LP is sequenced into tiny fragments of varying speeds of mood, the LP feels like one super-caffeine express fairground ride.
  2. 'Suspended Animation' is less a compendium of songs and more a splurging, raging, raping jazz metal fusion machine, weaving in samples, gong noises and assorted cartoon horror.
  3. A fascinating blend of the macabre and the lighthearted, something that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the darker side of both comedy and music.