Reviewed by Snidermann
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.
For more information, check out http://www.braziltheband.com/.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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