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Worst Case Scenario
Deus
Worst Case Scenario
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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A Belgian quintet, Deus (pronounced day-us) specializes in alternatively jagged and soothing Beefheartian symphonies packed with alluring riffs, cracked lyrics and atonal jazz rock passages featuring a lead violin. "Right ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Deus
Title: Worst Case Scenario
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 10/18/1994
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 0731452404527, 731452404527, 731452404541

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A Belgian quintet, Deus (pronounced day-us) specializes in alternatively jagged and soothing Beefheartian symphonies packed with alluring riffs, cracked lyrics and atonal jazz rock passages featuring a lead violin. "Right as Rain" is the gentlest listening experience, "Via" and "W.C.S." the most intriguing. Zappa and Waits fans will approve. --Jeff Bateman

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CD Reviews

DEUS are well known in Russia!!
Lisa | Russia | 10/03/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The good thing about this superb band dEUS is that they never sound the same - their music is absolutely unique and very diverse. The guys always put a great deal of absolutely variable ideas into each song - this unpredictability truly amazes me. However, dEUS simply do not have bad albums, so it is pretty hard for me to pick up any of them - I love all of their masterpieces equally. This record (Worst Case Scenario) in particular, is the band's rawest work yet melodic. I cannot keep wondering how a man (Tom Barman I mean, of course!) can use English so perfectly when it is in fact not his native language - just take a look at his brilliant lyrics. They are like some kind of stream-of-conciousness stuff at times, but they are always touchy, deep, weird, intelligent and beautiful. Tom Barman is definitely a genius. Well, no doubt, all of the band members are really talented people! Conclusion: I highly recommend buying 'Worst Case Scenario' as well as other dEUS records - they are a band everybody ought to check out."
DEUS, where were you?
x_bruce | Oak Park, ILLINOIS United States | 05/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Seriously, why haven't more people heard of dEUS and why haven't they been able to gain anything beyond a cult audience? I'm new to their music, I'd heard about them but was told by a knowing store clerk they were 80's style metal.They're not of course but perhaps it's the poor marketing of a major label? Whatever it is the music on Worst Case Scenario is exceptional.Suds & Soda is a terrific lead off track combining several punk and rock styles within five minutes. At times there is a Pixies like sound and vocal delivery, at others a punkish raver. The myriad of styles flow freely and in a most entertaining way. There's also an excellent segment that has a heart stoppingly accurate sound of hearing a blown speaker in action.W.C.S groves and twists it's way along, almost like a different band were playing. The semi-spoken/rapped voice gives the feel of beat poetry 90's style.Other highlights include Hotellounge and Divebomb Jingle to name a few. There is not a track on this CD that isn't good. Immediate comparisons that come to mind, Mr. Bungle - to a degree but more fringe based and without a frontman from Faith No More, also John Zorn in dEUS' angular playing and arrangements.If you wondered what could have been a possible logical progression from early 90's alternative this is it. If you have any sense of adventure Worst Case Scenario is worth buying."
Big from Belgium
x_bruce | 11/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first dEUS-CD is truly amazing. Some people (the band members themselves included) like the last one (The Ideal Crash) best, but I still don't agree. This one is once rough, then soft, always melodic, never boring, and has nothing but brilliant songs. I can also highly recommend "In a bar under the sea", but it doesn't seem to be available here at Amazon.com! Do something about it asap."