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"Dasein" (Fearless)

Reviewed by Snidermann

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Brazil is named after the Terry Gilliam film, not the country, which is appropriate because, like the movie, it takes repeated listenings of this CD to really understand where the band is coming from.

The first couple of times I listened to "Dasein," I flat out didn't get it. The music sounded bizarre and cloudy and the lyrics blended together into a blur of nothing. Strangely enough, the third time I spun the CD, it clicked beautifully. The band's unique, indie/punk sound suddenly made perfect sense and, even though the vocals are a bit more "whiny" (for lack of a better word) than I would prefer, they worked.

The songs are all well written and very different and are performed with style and energy. The entire CD has a hard, dark edge that I liked a lot. All in all, a solid performance by a band that dares to be different. 

Brazil: Aaron Smith, Benjamin Hunt, Eric Johnson, Jonathon Newby, Nicholas Newby and Scott Freeman.

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Rating Guide:

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retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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