My French is rusty ( 😆 ), so, their bio in French really did not helped me too much, but this 4 track EP is definitively pretty convincing. Aphrodite’s Baby reminds me of an unleashed Rollins Band, they managed to merged together the Punk attitude, the Hardcore rawness and the intensity and grooves of the modern Metal and delivered an ass-kicker material.
But this “90” it’s also a fun concept. Danny Madigan, played by Austin O’Brien, was the kid in the “Last Action Hero” movie, (1993) the big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Axel Stone is one of the main character of the “Streets of Rage” series video game beside Adam Hunter and Blaze Fielding. And far as I found out, “Hocus Locust” is a skill from the “Dragon Quest” series and this skill reduces the MP of one enemy. I’m still in trouble and digging for Larry Kubiac who might be Francis Lawrence “Larry” Kubiac III played by Abraham Benrubi in the American teen sitcom, entitled “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” which originally aired on FOX from September 1990 to June 1993, but I’m really not sure about this…. 😆
So, the music is wild and intensely raging, but also pretty complex, colored with murderous shifts and twists, changing of tempos and contorted by killer breaks.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation, while her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. The Greeks further identified the Ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor with Aphrodite.
According to Hesiod’s Theogony, she was born when Cronus cut off Uranus’ genitals and threw them into the sea, and from the sea foam (aphros) arose Aphrodite.
Because of her beauty, other gods feared that jealousy would interrupt the peace among them and lead to war, and so Zeus married her to Hephaestus, who was not viewed as a threat. Aphrodite had many lovers, both gods like Ares, and men like Anchises. Aphrodite also became instrumental in the Eros and Psyche legend, and later was both Adonis’ lover and his surrogate mother. Many lesser beings were said to be children of Aphrodite.
Although, Aphrodite had no childhood: in every image and each reference she is born as an adult, nubile, and infinitely desirable.
Aphrodite’s Baby? Strange actually, but I just remembered of Aphrodite’s Child, the Greek progressive rock band formed in 1967, by Vangelis Papathanassiou (keyboards), Demis Roussos (bass guitar and vocals), Loukas Sideras (drums and vocals), and Anargyros “Silver” Koulouris (guitar), and their brilliant musical adaptation of the biblical Book of Revelation, entitled “666”. But this is another story!
On the other hand, Aphrodite Baby was created by Jo and Rudy several years ago. In spite of the Rudy’s sadness because of the loss of his friend, he found the strength to carry on their project.
But until 2010 Aphrodite’s Baby didn’t find the right line-up. After 10 months of writing, Rudy (ex – GMBC), Youcef, Fabien and Anthony (ex – Fedhja) delivered their first album “Team Backward” dedicated to the memory of the founder and released by Hell Vice i Vicious Records on 27th March 2011.
The brand new EP, “90”, consist in 4 killer track for only 4 Euro and it will definitively rock your world! Aphrodite’s Baby seems to be naughty and unstoppable!
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“Team Backward” on Hell Vice i Vicious Records