Sci-Fi Scientists (Ireland) - Sars Attacks - Reviewed By Corban Skipwith (Asphyxium zine) ! Check it out here at this link: https://aeafanzine.blogspot.com/2022/05/full-length-review-sci-fi-scientists.html
I suppose why not? Why not start the evening reviewing a fun, introspective, tongue and cheek record first thing off work? It’s not like I cover a tone of these so any that I do get the chance to cover is always great fun.
Today we have the latest 7 track record by the group and as it stats in the Bandcamp link this is a conceptual record and I quote
“This is a concept album providing an alternative narrative to the psychological warfare the human race has been subjected to by the mainstream media, government, and globalist technocrats for the past three years!”
First of all, if this description doesn’t peak your interest then go fuck yourself because you're obviously lying because that has to be one of the sickest explanations to a record I’ve ever heard! But the question is, how does the final product sound?
Well, as far as production goes I hear a lot of interesting influences and styles mixed into this giant sonic pot such as
I will admit this is more ‘messy’ then most albums who incorporate the various styles method but I wouldn’t hold that against them too much as you can tell by their whole aesthic and vibe that they are going for a more ‘fun/over the top’ maniac type experience and the messy presentation works well for what they are going for. If this was meant to be a record to take seriously then yeah I might judge it more harshly but you’d have to be dumb, deaf and blind to assume this, they are a band who likes to have fun and make an interesting project in the process so can’t hate on their approach! It’s fun and educational at the same time and that’s what matters.
The vocal performances are something else, the lead singer ‘Billy Ray (lovebuzz) Virus (even their artist names are fucking amazing!) has this off the cuff, everywhere and anywhere type free lancing singing where he fathers no style specific just does what he feels depending on the song! Not a very common approach but that’s what makes this record unique! If I had a gun pointed to my head and had to narrow his voice down to a certain genre/sub-genre I’d lean more on the punk side of things, but that’s just a small taste of what type of performance he gives, you’d have to hear it to understand what I mean.
Overall, this is quite the record. Some fun songs on here for sure that actually raise some eyebrows (the song ‘Who is W.H.O’ especially) the end part where he’s actually spitting some deep questions about the whole situation of how COVID started, as someone who loves a good conspiracy theory I had no choice but to take a small breather to think about what he was saying haha The instrumentation is colorful and vibrant, the production funky and exciting and overall just a fun set of tracks to make you sit there and ponder on the world and the events surrounding it. – Corban Skipwith (Asphyxium zine)
Release Date: April 7th, 2022
FFO: Faith No More, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails
Short Bio: Sci-fi Scientists are a synth metal band from the future - Social commentary for the revolution of consciousness. Sars attacks is a concept album providing an alternative narrative to the psychological warfare the human race has been subjected to by mainstream media, government, and globalist new world order technocrats. The two main members are from the northeast of Ireland. The mad scientist Niall Clarke mixing, mastering, and writing the music, has teamed up with local wizard Niall Mc Guigan on vocals, writing lyrics, and filming video content to hash out an opposing narrative to the absolute madness that has consumed the world during the previous two years of mind-control, division, mandates, corruption, and psychological warfare. Our latest addition to the band is Sophie Serraris (Amy Schwabhouse), a Dutch actress creating and re-engineering new realities using a love virus created in her back garden using nothing but the power of her fingertips. Sci-fi Scientists are currently recording their next artist endeavor "Memoirs of a global technocracy" and beginning rehearsals for live performances & touring. Disobey ridiculous & keep speaking your truth!!!
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Band members (stage names):
Vocals: Billy Ray Virus
Guitar: Jabs Hetfield
Synth: Rick Awakeman
Bass: Vax Cavalera
Drums: Sars Ulrich
Dancer/Actress: Amy Schwabhouse
Music by Clarke & Mc Guigan
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