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II

The Psychic Paramount

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.34 | 4 ratings

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CassandraLeo
4 stars Six years passed in between the Psychic Paramount's first full-length and their second, simply titled II. The band's tricks displayed on their first album are still completely present here, although it's slightly less distorted. This is for the best; while distortion is of course an intrinsic part of noise-rock, the band pushed it to an extreme limit on their first album. It's still by no means mastered particularly well, but it's also not in the pantheon of "loudest albums I've ever heard".

Musically, this is an obvious sequel to the band's first album, and it's unlikely that the band's fans would have wanted anything less. The band's songs are still catchy, melodic, full of complex instrumental interplay, and often lengthy; they still take you on a journey through space at light speed. If anything, a strong case could be made that this album is more enjoyable than their first, due to the improved production.

This is not in any sense of the word an album for the faint of heart, but for those attuned to its wavelength, it will be a rewarding listen.

CassandraLeo | 4/5 |

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