U.S.A. for M.O.D.

U.S.A. for M.O.D.

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Overview

The first offering from S.O.D. (Stormtroopers of Death) vocalist Billy Milano's M.O.D. (Methods of Destruction), U.S.A for M.O.D. follows the S.O.D. formula with precision. The music on this debut is similar to the N.Y. hardcore-influenced metal made famous by Anthrax (with whom M.O.D. had close ties). Milano doesn't seem to be taking things very seriously on this recording (or many others for that matter), which is a good thing, because otherwise his lyrics could be considered insensitive at best. What cannot be excused, however, is the fact that none of Milano's material is particularly funny. So much failed humor could potentially have the effect of fooling some listeners into thinking that songs like "A.I.D.S." and "Imported Society" are earnest attempts at political commentary -- coming from somewhere to the right of Darth Vader. OK, it can be conceded that "Ballad of Dio" isn't bad. But it's only a few seconds long. Besides, how difficult is it to lampoon such an obvious target?

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/1995
Label: Megaforce
UPC: 0020286195627
catalogNumber: 1956
Rank: 39340

Album Credits

Performance Credits

M.O.D.   Primary Artist
Scott Ian   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Voices
Keith Davis   Drums
Billy Milano   Vocals,Voices
Ken Ballone   Bass
Tim McMurtrie   Guitar,Background Vocals
Bill Ballone   Background Vocals,Voices

Technical Credits

M.O.D.   Contributor
Anthony Ferrara   Cover Design
Scott Ian   Producer
Alex Perialas   Producer,Engineer
Jon Zazula   Executive Producer
Marsha Zazula   Executive Producer
Pat Calello   Artwork
Dan Muro   Director
Marsha Zazuola   Executive Producer

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