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London N22 1AR
PENI: THE UNDERCLASS
album from Rudimentary Peni, "The Under Class" follows up surprisingly
quickly after their previous album, "Echoes of Anguish" in 1999.
But whereas Echoes of Anguish was very hard and heavy, a barrage
of distortion, The Underclass takes a plunge back into more frenetic
and sublime musical tastes.
in classic RP style, songs weigh in mostly just over one minute
long Ð straight, short, and to the point, not full of traditional
music verse chorus verse. In that sense, the songs have a poetic
quality to them. The lyrics are bleak and strive to make a poignant
point from subjects such as personal and political isolation,
and death with a scathing and urgent musical offering. The guitar
by Nick Blinko is basic and somber, but turns to intricate chords
and patterns at all the critical moments. His vocals are throaty
and hoarse, like the previous album, but with more of a "Death
Church" vibe, which long time fans will definately appreciate!
This has been one of the most anticipated releases for the year
and its met up to and surpassed all expectations. "The Ocean
of Misery" is the best songs of the past two years with its
primal darkness and eerie lead.
2.No Other Truth
9.Choice of Evils
10.The Internal Censor
11.The Ocean of Misery