vendredi 27 octobre 2017

Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire (2015)

It took me some time to make up my mind about the bass/drum duo Lightning Bolt and their latest album, Fantasy Empire. Maybe it was because I had the idea Lightning Bolt is a mathcore band. Yes some elements of their music could be described as mathcore, but it's a much more complex animal. The raw power and energy they carry evokes hardcore but of course they don't have the sraighforward side of hardcore. The fuzzy bass sound reminds noise rock or sometimes heavy psych rock when it gats a bit melodic and trippy. And the rythmic complexiy  could evokes math rock / mathcore but i sound more loose and improvised, more live, so it's often more free rock than math rock. Well call it what you want to me it's a very dynamic and powerfull album with a unique approach and sound, very cool stuff.

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