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Monument to the End of Time
Released: 2001, Independent
Otherworld are a rock band out of Adelaide, South Australia. They were formed in the summer of 1999 by guitarist Darren Wilson and bassist Steve Anderson. They took the classic route of placing ads in the paper to find the members to round out their group. They added drummer Bob Hutton and vocalist Ken Sinclair (who has since left the band). After their songs received a good response on various music download sites they set out to record a full length CD. The product of their intense gigging and studio work is the 10 track disc MONUMENT TO THE END OF TIME. The disc kicks off with “Next Big Time”. This songs sets the pace for what to expect from the rest of the CD: straight ahead bottom heavy rock. “Crude” kicks off with a riff reminiscent of the Cult from the ELECTRIC era. Otherworld grabs onto a groove with “The Last Man” and carries it for all it's worth--probably the best song on the disc.
If rock is what you like, this is a pretty good CD. Otherworld know their rock music. They are heavy and I don’t hear a ballad or keyboards. They play from the 70s rulebook and have a no nonsense attitude that will do them well in this world of powder puff boy bands and intelligence deficit rap. The only problem is that this Cd is nowhere near metal. Hence the low rating. If you like rock music done right check out Otherworld http://otherworldrocks.tripod.com
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