Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
In 1995, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler formed the band G/Z/R with guitarist Pedro Howse and vocalist Burton C. Bell, and released the unrelentingly brutal album Plastic Planet. But Bell's commitment to his other band... more »
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In 1995, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler formed the band G/Z/R with guitarist Pedro Howse and vocalist Burton C. Bell, and released the unrelentingly brutal album Plastic Planet. But Bell's commitment to his other band Fear Factory forced him to leave G/Z/R. Unfortunately Bell took much of the group's immediacy and hostility with him. Renamed Geezer, the band's second album Black Science is more eclectic than Plastic Planet, but instead of being creatively diverse, Geezer mines a somewhat uninspired well of eerie, crunching riffs, overly-melodic hooks, and trite electronics. Bell's replacement, Clark Brown, sings in a voice that ranges from a vibrato-laden yowl to a throaty growl, but his vocals lack emotion, and are ultimately unconvincing. --Jon Wiederhorn
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Ton of bricks
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is so heavy you would would believe Geezer was still a spring chicken. He's got a bright spanky heavy bass tone on this miles away from sabbath sounds, and the production is up front and modern all the way, with crushing guitars and enormous bass presence. Not all the songs are top notch, some of it sounds like filler to me, but Man in a Suitcase, Box of Six, Area Code 51, and Trinity Road are first rate. The first two in particular get the album started with a blast of brutally warped thrash that's awe-inspiring. Super guitar riffs. If you were lucky enough to see them on tour in support of this you know that vocalist Clark is a madman, but if you missed out, this underappreciated disc will give you a great dose of mayhem at home too."
The most underrated album of all time
Derek Sorkilmo | Calgary AB, Canada | 11/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Geezer Butler has done it again! This awsome album is in a class of it's own. It unleashes a truly unique blend of new age metal and dark gothic rock. The riffs are almost sinister sounding, and new singer Clarke Brown has one of the coolest voices I've ever heard, creating an eerie yet excellent CD. With this dark blend of rock, it is certainly one of the best night driving albums out there, but it is also energetic, meaning it makes for great party music as well.The only drawback this album has is that it's too hard to find. If you can't find it in a record store, you're only option is to buy it here.... Don't pass this one up."
...reviewing true metal albums
L. Everitt | Washington, DC | 06/01/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been listening to power, progressive, death, black and thrash metal for the last 18 years and I'm here to tell you that Geezer is playing VERY modern power metal with a ton of punch, polish and doomy darkness. This album just kicks hard and Clark is one of the best young vocalists in metal, mixing up slick harmony vocals on the choruses, with various ragings that heighten the intensity of each piece. He's got a fascinating style that incorporates many elements of hardcore while at the same time being distinctly metal. Pedro Howse is another young prodigy, and uses effects wonderfully on his guitar. Combine this with riff after riff that nearly tears your head off, and you've got something potent here.And Geezer? Well, he put this whole package together--the credit is clearly due him first and foremost. I've enjoyed BLACK SCIENCE so much that I can honestly say I'm looking forward to the next Geezer album more than the upcoming Sabbath album with the original line-up. And that says a lot!BTW, if you dig this disc, try out Engine, ENGINE. This is Ray Alder and Joey Vera's (Fates Warning) side project. Again, very modern power metal with great vocals and tons of punch.HAIL!"