Raw, uncompromising, and visceral, Skinny Puppy live cannot be called simply a concert. It is an experience.
"Bootlegged, Broke And In Solvent Seas" proves this to be true. Recorded in Warsaw, Bratislava, Hildesheim,
and Budapest, this is a documentation of Skinny Puppy in top form at their latest European tour.
The album contain the biggest Skinny Puppy hits like “Worlock”, “Dead Lines”, Addiction” and “Assimilate”
just to name a few.
Unlike so many other live albums, there is no editing magic or trickery. These are the songs as they were played:
captured from the soundboard by Ken ‘Hi-Watt’ Marshall. Ogre’s powerful vocal performances coupled with
cEvin Key’s synth modulations and sound manipulations and the machine-precise drums of Justin Bennet make
this a stunning testimony to the power of this legendary act.
"9.5/10 points. On `Bootlegged, Broke And In Solvent Seas´ Skinny Puppy present themselves to the public
rough and unpolished. The atmosphere is a perfect match to the songs and gives the listener the feeling of being
right there in the middle of the show."
- Orkus Magazine
"prepare to sit down and be amazed by the energy and pure madness that erupts from the speakers. It's like being
live at the concert the songs were recorded at. Dependent have certainly delivered on their announcement that this
album is an absolutely genuine and authentic live pleasure."
- Medienkonverter Germany
"The punch of Bennett's drums hammers through these electronic mists, intricately woven with Key's knife-sharp
electro kicks and clicks. At times, even Ogre's powerful voice – which ranges from a pained whisper to a thunderous
roar befitting his stage name – is occasionally overwhelmed by the heaviness of the beat, but if you know the songs
well enough you already know how deeply his vocals can plunge into the mix until they become part of the rhythm
itself ... It's a foregone conclusion that all Puppy fans must add this record to their collection ASAP"
"`In Solvent Seas´ offers some good reads on classic brappage. Ogre’s vocals come across great on In Solvent Seas:
they’re uniformly strong and laden with all the sturm und drang we’ve come to demand from his fractured narratives of
personal and political strife and catharsis."
"Skinny Puppy have been, and still is one of the most known acts within the Industrial EBM scene and constantly deliver
hard-pumping beats and rhythms with twisted soundscapes to the powerful voice of Nivek Ogre. “Live: Bootlegged, Broke
And In Solvent Seas” is somekind of travel back in time as the material included is taken from mid-80′s to the early 90′s.
Many rare tracks is included but the energy this album brings is stunning. Many bands have to date tried to do what
Skinny Puppy did already 20-25 years ago and the material on this record show that it still sound fresh."
"For fans is 'Bootlegged, Broke And In Solvent Seas' of course an absolute must-have. There are good reasons why
Skinny Puppy are seen as living legends and why many fellow musicians, including Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor,
praise them and cite them as an influence."
- Reflections Of Darkness