MetalBite Review by JD on 3/16/2012
Gotta say, this Finnish band is a real odd one... sort of strange even. I have never came across something like this except on Spinefarm Records releases. In reading the bio and everything, it just got weirder and then I listened to them. Gimme a beer... this is going to a very odd ride.
Sounding like a odd spawn of Rammstein
, a third rate Frank Zappa
with a fuzzed out slower and Industrialized Death Metal style with the song ideas of 80's one hit wonder Techno-pop star Thomas Dolby
.... you get The Physicists
. These crazed musicians that are probably rejects of the tv show The Big Bang Theory, playing fuzzed out wannabe-and-never be Metal - and not seeing the true reality. With techno keyboard drivel and lacking any real musicality... it is a album made for forgetting.
With ten songs on the cd, it is ten too many. With only a small fraction of something that could even remotely seen as being metal, it plods on with lack luster rhythms and annoying almost child-like keyboards through out with raspy vocals that are sort of like Skinny Puppy
but with even less talent than that band. Every once in a while, there is a flash of metal, then it is gone... like if metal was like the Bigfoot.
If you like stuff like Rammstein
, this one might be for you but if you want metal, this is not the thing to hear. With a name like The Physicists
you think they were smart enough to see what metal was, and their talent is not metal, but perhaps mopping the floor in a rehearsal studio after the real band had used the space, or reaching a ‘Special Ed’ version of Science.
Guess this band’s collective IQ’s are in reality smaller than their shoe sizes, if the believe the are playing metal.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 1.9 out of 10