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Old 06-05-2009, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Underbelly - For A Cynical Science (2007)



Underbelly - For A Cynical Science (2007)

Genre: Nu-Metal

Intro:

Underbelly are a popular South African nu-metal band who come from Witbank, a town just outside Pretoria.

The band consists of:
Etienne Olivier Vocals
Hendrik Nel Drums
Riaan Bothma Guitars
Louw Visagie Guitars
Paul du Plessis - Bass

"For A Cynical Science" is the band's first full-length album, which finally made it succesfully in the country after they began back in 2001.

Review:

The album begins with a minute long intro which picks up some pace towards the end and kicks us into the direction of the album. The album is broken up into three seperate divisions, with the first 3 songs having these feel of lack-lusterness and no real bite to the music. Once we fall across "Clear," the album heads in a new direction where the pace picks up and the overall sound becomes cleaner. This trot of 5 tracks is a real pleasure to listen to as they all sound very different as opposed to the rest of the album and the quality of the music and lyrics is spot on. The last two tracks increase the pace more and are the two heaviest tracks on the album, with the latter being almost 8.5 mins of pure heavy delight to listen to.

Overall a slow and boring start which leads into a well configurated middle stretch which is the highlight of the album before ending with a pair of heavy tracks which showcase the skills of the musicians perfectly. The lyrics of the album is what gives this album the edge as they are very well written and seem to flow well with the music.

8.6/10

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