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THE LAST NOTE IN GOD'S MAGNUM OPUS

Schizoid Lloyd

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.02 | 20 ratings

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gothicelk
4 stars This is a message to ALL prog/avantgarde rock/metal funs. Don't miss this band! SCHIZOID LLOYD is an absolutely new name for me but its great that i found them. Seriously. In all these waves of 2-3nd tier prog bands its pretty hard to find something really interesting in our days. I just found. In case of this band 'SCHIZOID' (or better to say "a bit crazy, but not too agressive and unsocial") is a core word. Not enough insane like mighty Unexpect. Not so fun and lightweight as Diablo Swing Orchestra (and this is good). Far not so serious as Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Sometimes sounds like a heavy version Samla Mammas Manna... Its pretty hard to describe their music and there are a lot of bands to compare with. Their sound is not unique but it shouldn be. This is just very good music. First of all abt their strong points. This is a very resolute debute. Looks like these guys exactly know what they are wanting to reach. But you as a listener might need to listen this album twice (at least) to understand their train of thoughts and do not miss all (sometimes very small) details and music's nuances. Like sitar's sound and good acoustic guitar work on Prodigal Son, that sometimes reminded me Hackett's music. Influence from other avant-gard bands? Sure! But this time its not just copy-pasting or mimicry. This is avant-garde with its own but still human face. Is it fun? You can be sure. Just look at track list. Suicide Penguin, Chicken Wing Swans etc. Music is even more jolly. Is it boring? Nope. Stylistics is changing from song to song and inside almost each song but in complex they are moving in one direction. Weak points. Not too much to note from my point of view. For me their music is not enough wierd for avant-garde. A bit raw material and sound but it a debute so its may be ok.

Well, this is NOT strong 4 stars, i think 3.75 is the better level for them if take this album as it is, without any excuse that it was debute. But it was. Moreover I still think that this debute is granting us some upside for band's future works. I hope so. So my verdict - 4 of 5 and good luck. P.S. sorry for my Engrish

gothicelk | 4/5 |

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