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LOBOTOMIZER

Motorpsycho

 

Eclectic Prog

3.01 | 42 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars 3.5 stars really!!!

Out of the fjords of the Great North (hailing from Trondheim) comes a gang of three Vikings and they made a remarked debut in metal circles, despite being atypical. A guitar-driven power trio where the leader is definitely the singing bassist Saether, who writes most of the tracks, but obviously Ryan's guitars are just as essential to the band's sound. Although the artwork induces a psychedelic illusion, the music is definitely leaning to more metallic fields, even if some tracks are obviously aiming at Hendrix - the 8-mins+ Hogwash is a killer track, even if a little too derivative, this despite semi-hardcore vocals and also the only song to feature added keyboards (Hammond organ for that matter) by an external help..

The band develops some ambiances, most notably during the intros of the songs before having Ryan's brutal guitars sweeping away whatever finesse they might have induced. This is especially true for Frances and its follow-up Wasted, where the guitar is backed-up by a huge binary rhythm. And to crown it all up, the almost-12minsTFC track that closes the albums, is a slow starter, but once the crushing guitar is rolling in, the track shows its hardcore metal heart, even if the first verse is sung in a slower break, but the heart of the song is steel-made. Definitely a good but not particularly proggy start to one of the longer lasting Scandinavian metal bands.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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