Inertia

Inertia

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by The Exies
     
 

There's something to be said for swinging for the fences. Even when the result is something less than a grand-slam home run, the sheer effort is something to behold -- as is the case with the sophomore set from this L.A.-based quartet. On their debut, the Exies bashed out intermittently engaging, high-energy hard rock, a vein that they tap on some -- but far from all … See more details below

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There's something to be said for swinging for the fences. Even when the result is something less than a grand-slam home run, the sheer effort is something to behold -- as is the case with the sophomore set from this L.A.-based quartet. On their debut, the Exies bashed out intermittently engaging, high-energy hard rock, a vein that they tap on some -- but far from all -- of Inertia's tunes. Instead, they swathe singer Scott Stevens' pensive vocals in lacy acoustic guitars (as on the slithery title track) or stuttering funk rhythms (on the '70s-styled "Lo-Fi"). The band even enlist a full string section to lend a sense of portent to "Creeper Kamikaze," a shadowy song that details, and mimics, a slow descent into depression. The jams get kicked out now and again -- most notably on the blustery "My Goddess" and "Without" -- but the Exies, as Inertia's title indicates, no longer feel the need to turn the amp knobs to "eleven" just to get attention.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MacKenzie Wilson
On their first release for Virgin, the Exies deliver a radio-friendly modern rock stance while fronting a post-grunge snarl on Inertia. It's a heavy record, layered guitar work sifting through glassy electronic beats, but it's also a hungry effort. Frontman/vocalist Scott Stephens blazes his way throughout Inertia; he's an energetic spitfire on "My Goddess," while the raw scratch of "Genius" grovels like Scott Weiland. "No Secrets" thrives on more of a blues-rock-inspired groove, but the Exies thirst for the power of a guitar. Overall, Inertia is a vibrant rock effort; however, it's a touch formulaic. "No Secrets" and the title track echo mid-'90s alternative rock à la Collective Soul, but who's to say it's not decent? The Exies are a young band. They have potential to shape a more original sound because of a nearly polished presentation; they've come a long way from their self-titled debut, but the work in progress continues.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/07/2003
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724381330906
catalogNumber:
13309

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Exies   Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov   Concert Master
Noel Golden   Background Vocals
Fred Herrera   Bass
David Walsh   Guitar,Vocals
Matt Serletic   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Scott Stevens   Guitar,Vocals
Dennis Wolfe   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Noel Golden   Producer,Engineer,Pro-Tools
Stephen Marcussen   Mastering
Craig Poole   Guitar Techician
Stewart Whitmore   Digital Editing
Matt Serletic   Producer,Orchestration,String Arrangements
Exies   Composer
Christopher Wade Damerst   Programming
Phil Roland   Pro-Tools
Jo Ann Thrailkill   Executive Producer

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