Back to Main IndexM.O.D.
M.O.D.(Method of Destruction) was formed by Billy Milano, the lead singer of Stormtroopers of Death (S.O.D.), a side project by Scott Ian & Charlie Benante
of Anthrax and Danny Lilker of Nuclear Assault. M.O.D. follows a similar philosophy to S.O.D, mixing thrash metal with hardcore and somtimes humorous,
somtimes political lyrics.

USA for MOD M.O.D. - U.S.A. for M.O.D. (Megaforce) 1987

1. "Aren't You Hungry?" (3:25)
2. "Get a Real Job" (2:10)
3. "I Executioner" (2:31)
4. "Don't Feed the Bears" (6 days)
5. "Ballad of Dio" (0:11)
6. "Thrash or be Thrashed" (0:51)
7. "Let Me Out" (1:39)
8. "Bubble Butt" (0:43)
9. "You're Beat" (2:15)
10. "Bushwackateas" (0:19)
11. "Man of Your Dreams" (3:40)
12. "That Noise" (0:13)
13. "Dead Men/Most/Captain Crunch" (3:30)
14. "Jim Gordon" (2:39)
15. "Imported Society" (1:46)
16. "Spandex Enormity" (5:27)
17. "Short but Sweet" (0:06)
18. "Parents" (1:39)
19. "Confusion" / "You're X'ed" (2:48)
20. "A.I.D.S." (2:00)
21. "Ruptured Nuptuals" (0:13)
22. "Ode to Harry" (1:31)
23. "Hate Tank" (2:20)

Basically a continuation of the S.O.D. project, without the Anthrax members. What is similar to "Speak English or Die" is the politically incorrect lyrics, the hardcore/thrash crossover song writing, and the mix of short and shorter songs. Just like S.O.D. there are some pretty funny lyrical ideas on this album, although there are also some disturbing lyrics as well. What is different is that the riffs aren't nearly as good or as memorable on this disc as they were on "Speak English." Overall, not a bad disc, but I really think Millano and Co. got better as time moved on. Produced by Anthrax's Scott Ian.

A b-side from this album called "If the Shoe Fits" was also released on the "Deeper Into the Vaults" compilation.

Surfin' M.O.D.
M.O.D. - Surfin' M.O.D.
(SPV) 1988

1. "Surfin' M.O.D.: The Movie" (23:32)
* Goldfish from Hell
* Totally Narley Talking by Katrina & Bill
* Surfin' U.S.A.
* More Narley Talking by Katrina & Bill
* Surf's Up
* Sargent Drexell Theme
* Billy, Katrina & Alex Spot Oofus
* Mr. Oofus
* Still More Narley Talk & the Party Crash Scene
* Party Animal
* Bill's Big Love Scene
* Color My World
* Bill & Katrina Split Up & the Big Party Scene
* Shout
* The Big Finale
2. "Surfin' U.S.A." (2:33)
3. "Surf's Up" (2:03)
4. "Mr. Oofus" (3:36)
5. "Party Animal" (3:14)
6. "Color My World" (1:56)
7. "Shout" (4:26)
8. "Loser" [unlisted track] (1:49)

Rhythm of Fear
M.O.D. - Rhythm of Fear
(SPV) 1992

1. "Objection/Dead End" (4:04)
2. "Get up and Dance" (2:59)
3. "Step by Step" (2:52)
4. "Rhymestein" (2:38)
5. "Minute of Courage" (1:29)
6. "Irresponsible" (2:29)
7. "Override Negative" (3:43)
8. "I, the Earth" (1:52)
9. "Spy Vs. Spy" (1:54)
10. "Intruder" (2:27)
11. "Jive Time Jimmy's Revenge" (2:38)
12. "Rally (NYC)" (1:39)

Double cd, German import re-issue of two M.O.D. classics. Both original inserts are contained as part of the package as well.

Surfin' M.O.D.
M.O.D.'s second release was this hilarious EP. Track one is 'the movie' and has all the songs as well as bits of talking by some California Beach party types. Pretty funny the first and second time through. After that, however, the novelty wears off and the skip button becomes a necessity so that you can begin with track two. Tracks 2-8 are the songs alone, without the movie.
The cover songs of "Shout" and the Beach Boys "Surfin' U.S.A." are cool.

M.O.D.-Rhythm of Fear
My warning to those who may invest in this disc, do not operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle while this is playing. Serious damage may occur. This is some seriously heavy trash/crossover. Some of the hardcore rapping gets a bit annoying, but otherwise, not a bad thrash platter.

Gross Misconduct M.O.D.-Gross Misconduct (Megaforce) 1989

1. "No Hope" (4:11)
2. "No Glove No Love" (2:51)
3. "True Colors" (3:48)
4. "Accident Scene" (3:11)
5. "Godzula" (2:24)
6. "E Factor" (3:07)
7. "Gross Misconduct" (4:02)
8. "Satan's Cronies" (2:37)
9. "In the City" (1:57)
10. "Come as You Are" (2:44)
11. "Vents" (0:12)
12. "Theme" (2:05)
13. "P.B.M." (0:28)
14. "The Ride" (4:59)
15. "Dark Knight" (5:57)
M.O.D. 1989

Well now, Billy Milano and Co. are starting to take themselves a little more serious. I don't know whether that is a good thing or bad thing. Musically the band is still the mix of punk, hardcore and thrash metal, but lyrically the band is less silly. Well, with songs like "Satan's Cronies" maybe it's not too serious, but still the band comes off more serious overall. The photo of the band busting through the brick wall is pretty funny. Drummer Tim Mallare went on to join Overkill after the tour for this album.

Devolution M.O.D.-Devolution (Energy) 1994

1. "Land of the Free" (4:18)
2. "Devolution" (3:15)
3. "Repent" (3:44)
4. "Angry Man" (4:15)
5. "Resist" (4:56)
6. "Crash and Burn" (2:31)
7. "Super Touch" (3:48)
8. "Rock Tonite" (3:26)
9. "Behind" (2:58)
10. "Running" (3:26)
11. "Time Bomb" (5:47)
12. "Unhuman Race" (3:15)

'Devolution' picks up where 'Gross Misconduct' left off. Fast mosh thrash riffs mixed with a bit of hardcore attitude and Billy Milano's distinctive metallic shout. Once again, Milano goes for more serious, political themes, although as expected he is far from politically correct. Musically, Milano and crew are not bucking the trends, going for a slightly less hardcore/punk sound on this one, and a more metallic speed metal punch, which may also have to do with the addition of, ex-Raven drummer, Mark 'Wacko' Hunter behind the mixing board. This one almost sounds like Anthrax, only not quite as commercially accessible.

Dictated Aggresion M.O.D. - Dictated Aggression (Music For Nation) 1996

1. "Dictated Aggression" (2:24)
2. "Silence Your Sin" (3:03)
3. "Damaged" (2:48)
4. "Shot Glass" (3:27)
5. "Stand of Fall" (3:29)
6. "One Was Johnny" (5:03)
7. "Nation" (1:20)
8. "Empty Vision" (3:09)
9. "In My Shoes" (3:05)
10. "U.S. Dreams" (2:41)
11. "Hippypottomus" (2:23)
12. "Just Got Fired" (2:23)
13. "Whiteout" (2:56)
14. "Brutal Beats" (3:32)

1996 and Billy Milano is still mixing it up, thrashing out his "Milano Mosh" blend of hardcore and metal. This time around Billy's vocals are a bit more brutal and aggressive, as is the music. Also, There are a few standout cuts in the title track, "One Was Johnny" and "Empty Vision." The disc ends with a rapcore barrage that would scare the pants off Limp Bizcrap, matched in intensity only by Stuck Mojo. "Brutal Beats" is probably the closest thing I have ever heard to a death metal rap. Picked up this disc used for $5.99 through SecondSpin and it turned out to be a Japanese copy, which I believe includes one extra track. (At least is contains a track not on my U.S. cassette copy that I can now get rid of.)

Back to Main Index M.O.D. - Rebel You Love to Hate (Nuclear Blast) 2003

1. "Wigga" (3:50)
2. "Rebel You Love to Hate" (5:08)
3. "Making Friends is Fun" (3:45)
4. "De men of Stein" (4:14)
5. "Rage Against the Mac Machine" (5:05)
6. "Get Ready" (3:22)
7. "Ass-Ghanistan" (2:44)
8. "He's Dead Jim" (1:59)
9. "Get Ready (Almost Live Kinda)" (5:29)
10. "Rebel You Love to Hate" (808) (5:08)
11. "Rage Against the Mac Machine [Radio Edit] (5:04)
12. "Wigga [Radio Edit] (3:52)
13. "Rebel You Love to Hate [Radio Edit] (5:07)

M.O.D. has long been know for their humor, their comedic posturing and for Billy Milano's outspoken opinions of political and social issues. "Rebel You Love to Hate" is more of the same and touches on subjects from Milanošs dislike of the Middle East (Ass-ganistan), to pot shots against bands (Rage Against The Mac Machine, The Men Of Stein), to criticism against anti-Americans (Makin Friends is Fun) and even a hilarious song about all the rich, urban white boys trying to act like gangstas (Wigga). Man, I laughed out loud at the lines "pull your hood up, you look stupid. Pull your pants up, will you pull your pants up!" Milano uses rap style of lyrics in this song, but it is hillarious and stresses the point of of the lyrics pretty well. Musically the band continues to mix a heavy mixture of hardcore and metal and Milano's forceful hardcore shouting sounds as good as it ever has. Some of the riffs have a slightly more modern tone than the more thrash stuff he did in the past. However, I don't think any fan of the band's older material will be disappointed here either.

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fan of the band's older material will be disappointed here either.

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