This album was difficult to write, record and release. It had two different singers on it. Jimi Haze sang tracks 1 through 7 and Harvey Moody sang tracks 8 through 11.
It's safe to say that the departure and replacement of the Lead Singer during the recording of this album was quite a negative experience. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. But, we plowed through the drama and this album still had some good songs on it.
Some good firsts for a couple of the band members. Like, first time to record at the famed Westbeach Recorders in Hollywood. And firsts, but different firsts for the other band members. It was the beginning of the end of Capitol Punishment. That end would come after one more album after this one.
These two last albums (Messiah Complex and 3 Chord Pile-up) were really two halves of the last section of the band. The demise finally coming two years later in '95.
Tracks 1 Manumit 3:59 2 Daggers in my eyes 2:19 3 7 Lucky devils 3:25 4 The postman always shoots twice 4:35 5 Ethnic cleansing 2:40 6 Cenobite stomp 2:10 7 I'm not like everybody else 3:04 8 Tick tick tick 2:42 9 It's gotta come out 2:25 10 Your farts are like frankencense to me 1:33 11 I wanna be the anti-christ 2:36 12 Down 4:44