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SAILING THE SEAS OF CHEESE

Primus

 

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3.96 | 111 ratings

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Barla
4 stars A great discovery is Primus! I started exploring their musical universe by this album and I like it very much. What I specially like of the band is the unique sound it has: crunchy production, creative, very well thought excellent 'in your face' bass lines and riffs, going from Funk to a very Metal sound, a not so hearable, (nothing exceptional, really) guitar since Les' bass is in front of it all, that provides occassional solos, and very, and I say VERY good groovy drums; AND the crazy vocals of Claypol. The rhythm section is one of the greatest I've heard on Rock (not counting the Jazz Rock / Fusion genre hehe): tremendous slappy bass playing and groovy, extremely accurate drumming. To me Pimus is a very rhythmical band and has many similarities with the Metal genre despite there's not an overdistorted guitar 'in your face', in fact, as I said before, the great bass of Les is in front of the band. Also, it's no coincidence that I found myself headbanging to some songs. All the tracks here seem to be composed around a very good bass riff (some of them incredibly good), even using odd time signatures; but, as I stated before, the rhythm section carries all the band's talent. The songs that stand out here, to me are: the opener "Here Come The Bastards" is a discharge of adrenaline, with an outstanding simple 5/4 bas riff; "Sgt. Baker" found me headbanging hard saying "Right! Left!"; "American Life" is also pretty intense, as well as the catchy "Jerry Was A Racecar Driver", "Tommy The Cat" (which features very odd vocals and one of the most intrincated bass work I have ever heard), "Eleven", with its 11/8 riff!, the incredible "Fish On" with its simple but mindblowing riff... wait... all of it is great!! You must hear it as a whole to experience this unique band!

Overall, an unique band with unique sound, and this disc is excellent that served to me as a nice introduction. Pay special attention to the bass and drums, it's sooooo good. The bass work of Les is one of the most original and creative efforts I've heard so far. INTENSE: that is the word to describe the album. This disc would be one of those 'how to make a riff' demonstration, it's outstanding! Very, very recommendable!!

Rating: 4.1/5

Barla | 4/5 |

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