Thursday, October 25, 2012

BATS - 2007 Cruel Sea Scientist

Band : BATS
Album : Cruel Sea Scientist
Release Year : 2007
Genre : Post-Hardcore | Mathrock | Progressive | Experimental

Tracklist :
1. Death To Kent Hovind
2. These Ones Lay Eggs
3. Nautilus Vs. Irish Ferry
4. Husband & Wife (Sliced Lung, Served Cold
5. Atom & Eve

Formed in the early part of the Pliocene age by complex molecules, BATS (featuring ex-members of Martha Washington) have spent millions of years developing their sound from a series of intermittent bleeps to the sexy sonic bullets they create today. 4 out of 5 BATS hail from Ireland's alpha-smoke- Dublin, while the other crawled his way on bloody knuckles out of the haunted town of Carbury, Kildare in the mid 1600's.
Cruel Sea Scientist is just a smidge unsatisfying, if only because it begs to last longer. Question marks remain over the group’s originality: both instruments and vocals sound a little too imitative of their influences at some points, whether it’s the Blood Brothers-like call-and-response routine and funky hardcore riffs, the Todd Smith-like spoken passages, but these inconsistencies will surely be ironed out over time and Cruel Sea Scientist will be remembered as a rough but eminently replayable slice of premium musicosity.

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