Cerebral Ballzy: s/t

Cerebral Ballzy are a punk band formed in 2008 in Brooklyn, New York. They brought out their first record on Williams Street Records on 26th of July. They will play at Leeds Festival in a week and they already played at Summer Sonic Festival in Japan. In the run-up to the release they were massively hyped by Adult Swim through a 60 seconds commercial spot which is the music video to ‘Don’t Tell Me What To Do’ and so the release of their record was realitvely highly acclaimed. The result is a bit sobering.

What we have here is 80’s style punk/thrash in the vein of D.R.I. or Nuclear Assault which would be a good thing but the realisation is a bit dull and unispired. Maybe some tempo changes would make the whole thing a bit more interesting but most of the songs sounds the same and you can only memorize the singles which you heard previously. It might be fun to listen to at the first moment but you will soon lose the desire to listen to this record. It is perfect to listen to in the background or to skate to when you don’t really listen to it.

I had fun to the first three songs, then I realized this would go on the same until the end. Better listen to the real deal like Cryptic Slaughter or D.R.I. and not to this. I hope they improve their sound for the second record. At least there are bands to have a go at old crossover bands, but please try it better.

  • 3.7/10

Download // cerebralballzy.com

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  1. I agree 100%


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