Their sound often explodes original perceptions within the context of their supposed genre. Underbelly’s sound denies any exact classification. Self proclaimed as musically and lyrically contradictory, their elusive style was finally captured in the words of ex TUKS-FM DJ, Philip Davies: “Underbelly’s tone is sinister, their delivery fevered and aggressive, technically exact, their songs intricately structured and impeccably timed. Typically their compositions erupt with chugging, grinding guitars, change time signatures abruptly descend into stuttering start/top techniques and swap between moments of subdued Deftonesque menace and absolute sonic disarray”. The completion of their debut album, “For A Cynical Science” marks the attainment of the first of Underbelly’s goals as a band.
With future aspirations of making music for a living, Underbelly is ready to leave their mark on South African music. “It reminds me of all the best local bands of the genre” “some good hard music” “amped to see these guys live” – Blunt Magazine (October 2007) “Underbelly are being groomed like racing studs to take over the local heavy music scene” “keep an eye out for Underbelly’s live show” – FHM (October 2007) Underbelly is: Etienne Olivier – Vocals Hendrik Nel – Drums Riaan Bothma – Guitars Louw Visagie – Guitars Paul du Plessis - Bass More info about Underbelly can be found at mySpace or underbelly.co.za Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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