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3.61 | 65 ratings

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4 stars With Motorpsycho's 13th studio album, and to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary, the group would make an album that'd be a lot more celebratory for their psych and alt rock roots of Timothy's Monster through It's A Love Cult. This resulted in the creation of Child Of The Future.

If there is one thing that stands out from this album, it is the highly appealing psychedelic and space rock structure that the band has mastered through their 20 years of rocking out. This, to me, is one of the album's best regards as each track has this very fun, Hawkwind type feeling that never quite gets boring. It is a wild and crazy experience in of itself, being very much in-line to their more grunge type works, whilst also showcasing more neo- psychedelic influxes that I savor instantly.

I also really like how the band sometimes goes extra hard, sometimes dipping into metal territories with wild drum movements and powerful guitars that get my blood pumping. If there is a possible album that could be classified as psych metal, this would be one of them as this pumps the breaks and creates for an absolutely insane experience.

The more I get into this album, the more I end up liking it, though, there are some things that I am not the hugest fan of.

For one, it is a vinyl only release. The only way I could hear it was through youtube, which honestly sucks since that means there were annoying ads in-between the tracks, which kind of soured my taste. I feel like the album should've been released digitally or on other mediums because, while I like records and the act of collecting them, most of my music I hear is digital, and it sucks that I have to resort to other, less optimal sources just to hear it.

Not only that, but I feel like the production and mixing is kind of muddy. It seems a bit more monotonous then other releases, and there seems to be some grit in the sounds that is a bit annoying to get through. This album is kind of like a swamp in that regard. You may see some cool crocodiles and frogs, but it is still a bit murky to get through and walk in. Even though all of these songs are excellent, I just think the production doesn't allow them to truly shine.

This album definitely needs some polishing up, but even then I find it to be another pleasant experience from the band. They certainly mastered a style and feeling in some regards, and each time they manage to still sweep me off my feet. Child Of The Future is another banger from my favorite Norwegian contemporary group.

Dapper~Blueberries | 4/5 |


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