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King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana
Drenched and saturated with psychedelia Flying Microtonal Banana is a whirlwind mix of that, acid rock and krautrock King Gizzard absolutely excel at a modern approach to a five-decade old sound. Perhaps one of the greatest strengths showcased here is the fact that they have created a psychadelic rock record that sounds original and fresh but still reminds one of those classic 60's albums all while not trying so hard to obviously sound like the golden era. This pitfall seems to capture a vast majority of good modern psych acts whole fail to become great; but not the Lizard Wizard. These Australians really hit the nail on the head with the pac
Firespawn The Reprobate
Coming in with Swedish Death Metal all over it The Reprobate by Firespawn delivers fast, memorable top-notch riffage but falls short in other areas such as songwriting and vocal performance. These guys seem to have a great riff generator as each song features bold, heavy rhythms which carry the record quickly through its forty-two minutes. That being said, the riffs could use some more variance and unfortunately they are placed into a formulaic verse-chorus-verse-chorus-solo song structure in literally every single track. The quality of the riffs ends up becoming diluted and repetitive. Speaking of repetition: the singer sticks to the same gu
Freddie Gibbs You Only Live 2wice
Freddie Gibb's rapping skills show plenty of prowess on You Only Live 2wice but just about every other aspect of the record is right next to or slightly above the rest of the competition. The beats, singing, hooks and general atmosphere of the album are all good but fail to really stand out like the flow, and lyrical skill Gibbs shows in his verses. His lyrics are a good mix of personal anecdotes and make-it-rich flair, he comes off as a natural. However, the sense of good-but-not-great is compounded even further as the record goes by because all eight of the tracks are all rather similar in structure and feeling. You Only Live 2wice starts o
The Coathangers Suck My Shirt
All of the fun and garage-punk, indie rock sound of The Coathangers first few releases, now with better production. A stark maturation in both the music, members themselves from the first three releases which at times were both extremely goofy, loose and raw; quite a bit less of that here with a more focused, tight-knit surfy-punk sound. The production accentuates the rock sound of the group while the riffs still remain rather punk in nature; it is not clean as a whistle but definitely polished considering the rest of their discography. Shut Up, Springfield Cannonball and Adderall are a great way to start with this one but the entire record i
Zeal and Ardor Devil is Fine
Devil is Fine is an album that is great to experience completely blind without any knowledge of what you are about to get yourself into. A mixture of Spirituals and Black Metal with some random electronic bits thrown sounds goofy conceptually but Zeal and Ardor pull it off here. The black metal, spiritual combo is the meat of the content and these sounds are beyond complimentary. The combination of these sounds creates a creepy, ritualistic atmosphere that is seemingly unique to this record. The lyrics chosen for the spirituals also compound onto this and somehow become catchy in a strange way. THE RIVER BED WILL RUN RED WITH THE BLOOD OF THE
Municipal Waste Slime and Punishment
Slime and Punishment sees Municipal Waste return after 5 years with a new album that is a bit of a return to form but in the end that form is all too familiar. Much of the album sounds like an homage to their 2005 classic Hazardous Mutation but with less memorable riffs, lyrics and just less mosh/rage inducing power. Comparisons to previous MW albums are fair game because on this record Municipal Waste haven't done much to reinvent their sound and continued with their signature Crossover sound. Municipal Waste are always reliable for a good, fun metal album and this is no exception, solid tracks all around just nothing that will blow anyone a
Endon Through The Mirror
Through The Mirror is an auditory journey that is bound to test the patience of just about any listener much thanks to the effort of the vocalist Naichi Taguro; this is a good thing. Get out the thesaurus and find synonyms of brutal: savage, vicious, barbaric, ruthless, etc. and you will have descriptions of what this person is doing with the microphone. Patience testing? In a good way?... because Naichi seemingly never stops screaming, loudly and furiously, in your ears. This band must have quite the live show. He matches the machine gun pace of the excellent backing band and compliments the great blend of noisecore, mathcore, powerviolence

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