Incubus

S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

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While the press and critics jumped over the sounds of Korn, Rage Against the Machine, and Limp Bizkit, Incubus quietly toured in support of S.C.I.E.N.C.E., their first major-label LP. Incubus' hip-hop influences come from their DJ and bassist instead of their singer. Brandon Boyd's vocals hit every range from quiet whispers to funk-styled rants to hard rock screams. He also adds percussion with a bongo on a few songs (and in concert its a strange sight for such a heavy band). Boyd's demeanor in concert and record is laid back and free flowing. There's no anger surrounding his lyrics or his singing. "New Skin" adds a lot of funk to modern heavy metal while "Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)" is a spacy dance ballad. The numerous styles on the album don't always blend perfectly, but they create a solid sound that defines the band. Incubus also manages to make their songs upbeat and danceable as well as tunes to headbang to. An admirable feat in a genre that tends to reward decibel levels instead of quality.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:20 Spotify
2 3:13 Spotify
3 3:52 Spotify
4 4:07 Spotify
5 3:38 Spotify
6 3:03 Spotify
7 3:11 Spotify
8 3:12 Spotify
9 4:26 Spotify
10 3:50 Spotify
11 3:56 Spotify
12 16:04 Spotify
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