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Review: Cerebral Ballzy — Self-Titled

Cerebral Ballzy

Cerebral BallzyBy L.C. Graf-Juarez

If Zebrahead and Dethklok were to have a baby, it would be the punk garage rock band, Cerebral Ballzy.

Bringing back the true meaning of punk, Cerebral Ballzy’s self-tilted debut album is all about rebellion and having fun. At times, they can be completely repetitive, especially when the same riff is used in “You’re Idle” and “Don’t Look My Way.” But, Cerebral is clearly looking for a good time. It truly takes a certain type of person to be able to listen to them. And Cerebral Ballzy is partially called “Ballzy” because they couldn’t care less about their music or their image.

Featured on Adult Swim (more than likely because Williams Street Records produced the album), Cerebral Ballzy has shot up in popularity, creating six music videos since their album’s July release which was reviewed in detail by experts on Music Critic. The market seems to be growing to accept the new band and singles such as “Junky For Her” are bound to make an impact in the underground-punk scene.

Cerebral’s being quite ballsy about their music. They are pushing past typical marketing ideas and label influences and thrashing around with whatever they feel like. Some may find their outlook refreshing, while others will perceive it as annoying. Their sound is like listening to Kreayshawn’s “Gucci Gucci,” but as street punk.

That being said, a select few will actually appreciate Cerebral’s attempts to keep free of mainstream influence. They’re staying true to what they want to do. Listen to the album and you’ll find that “Live free, die hard” is, more than likely, their motto.

Hear here:

Junky For Her by Cerebral Ballzy