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The Intima

The Intima: Peril & PanicPeril & Panic (2003)
Slowdance Records

Reviewer Rating: 3.5


Contributed by: maverickScott
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If Fugazi went folk, you'd have the Intima. If Cursive went unplugged and boosted up their string section, you'd have the Intima. If political punk bands got a college education and de-spiked the mohawk, you'd have the Intima. If Godspeed You! Black Emperor wasn't so goddamn pretentious, yo.


If Fugazi went folk, you'd have the Intima.

If Cursive went unplugged and boosted up their string section, you'd have the Intima.

If political punk bands got a college education and de-spiked the mohawk, you'd have the Intima.

If Godspeed You! Black Emperor wasn't so goddamn pretentious, you'd have the Intima.

If the creepy background music you only hear in your nightmares appeared in reality, you'd have the Intima.

If you secretly harbor affection for the Eastern European stylings System Of A Down works in their songs but wish they'd drop the metal schtick, you'd have the Intima.

If you like bands who write socially and politically conscious songs ["Blue Coffins," for example, is about 1982 massacre in El Salvador], you'd have the Intima.

If you like bands who, instead of putting lyrics in their liner notes, explain the meanings behind songs, you'd have the Intima.

This isn't the most accessible CD out there. I know I was turned off after the first listen or so. But once I let it become my late night soundtrack to whatever was going on in my life at the time [and took the time out to read the liner notes], I came to really appreciate the Intima, in all their unaccessable glory. Worth a listen if you're open-minded.

Standout tracks: New Roots, Blue Coffins

MP3s
Blue Coffins
Angular Walking
From Exile
The New Savage

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

good band.

Anonymous (May 9, 2003)

one of my favorite bands right now.
they played in cleveland in march with bardo pond and put on a great show.

Anonymous (May 5, 2003)

cool. i might have to buy this record.

Anonymous (May 4, 2003)

I think the new punk word is "dickin'" I have heard people using that word all the time. Example: "Man, what that major label did to that band was dickin'"

Anonymous (May 1, 2003)

so i see "pretentious" is the new punk buzzword of year. ive read that word in the last few reviews on this site more then ive ever seen it in my life

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

mr. half star should be jacked in a dark alley.

cool songs. weird mix. the strings sound great to these here ears.
in this case "inaccessible" is a good thing you lazy suckers.

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

Well, one guy posted them all, to make it look like more people hate the band. all i can say is "what da bitch" Also, those 3 songs are very good.

Anonymous (April 29, 2003)

did you notice that all those anonymous posts that slam this record and give it a 1/2 star score happened within 2 and a half minutes? what's up with that?

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

painfully good you mean

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

That was excessively painful.

If you want DECENT songs that have strings, check out the Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution.

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

Intima- intimate. You catch the drill?

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

Thou shalt not listen to thee!

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

The singer sounds waaay too much like Elton John's brother.

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

Worst record of 2003.

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

Wow this was bad.

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

Are these guys Kurdish?

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

Liars do this kind of thing much better.

Anonymous (April 27, 2003)

"If the creepy background music you only hear in your nightmares appeared in reality, you'd have the Intima."

You read my mind. Right on.

-feedmynightmare

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

Wow, just started listening to Blue Coffins and there's a heavy Philip Glass influence at the intro. That's sweet.

Kinda wish the vocals were a little lower in the mix, though.

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

Hey, i just downloaded those songs, and i am very impressed with there sound. I think i am going to pick up this cd, as soon as i get some money.

tenderbransonx (April 25, 2003)

Cool review. I'm checking them out right now.
-Steven
www.amiracole.com

FortyMinutesWest (April 25, 2003)

I'm not sure about the rest of the CD, but I like Blue Coffins, alot.

Anonymous (April 25, 2003)

Dif. but good review, really makes me want to go check 'em out. Thanks pal!

- Scott
http://www.local-felons.com/
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