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KINESIS – You Are Being Lied To (Captains Of Industry)

Posted: June 17th, 2005, by Chris Summerlin

I always think it’s weird to read things like
“Kinesis have always been anti-image, anti-media-led”
on a press release. I’m not knocking anyone for getting press shit together for a record but it makes me initially suspicious. Call me a cynic.
I thought this would be a hideous nu-metal album from the cover art but it’s actually a more eclectic brew.
The press release describes them as “a sonic stew of Muse, The Pixies and Rage Against The Machine”. I dunno, that sells them a little short but when you listen to a track like Everything You Thought You Knew To Be it should have read “a sonic stew of Muse, Muse and Muse…with a bit of a Smashing Pumpkins chorus”. The vocals especially and the rank, processed, unhuman quality of the guitar reeks of Muse so much it’s hard to handle and if it’s not Muse it’s Billy Fucking Corgan.
That’s not to say it’s all bad. Sometimes you think it’s going to go a bit Sparks, or Queen but it’s always held back by the vocals and the sonic qualities.
Apparently the band have split, which is a shame as this album should be their way of leaving behind 5 years of work and feeling proud but the sound of this record and the way they have dressed up and presented their songs is going to make this sound so dated in 5 years time it’ll be near unlistenable. But there’s a good quirky songwriter in there somewhere, underneath all the pap.



Chris Summerlin

Chris lives for the rock and can often be seen stumbling drunkenly on (and off) stages far and wide. Other hobbies include wearing jumpers, arsing about with Photoshop and trying to beat the world record for the number of offensive comments made in any 24 hour period. He has been married twice but his heart really belongs to his guitars. All 436 of them.

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