829617005327
Lickgoldensky *

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Format: CD
Label: Level Plane Records
Catalog: 53
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 11/15/2005
UPC: 829617005327

Lickgoldensky *
Artist: Lickgoldensky
Format: CD
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A couple of the guys from Lickgoldensky were in the late, lamented Turmoil, one of the most unsung metalcore bands of the mid-to-late-90s. Not that you'd actually know it from this EP. After last year's calling-card The Beautiful Sounds of Lickgoldensky, LGS exorcised any lingering metalcore ghosts from their repertoire. These eleven tracks alternate between odd little scratch skitzo electronics and more conventional guitar tracks. "Conventional," that is, by comparison to the intros and outros-if you're looking to nod your sorry head to meat-and-potatoes riffs, this slash and attack will be far too elliptical for your tastes. In their best moments the band drop the bass into near-dub territory and guitars chime and soar over the vocals. If you think that makes LGS sound like Fugazi, you'd be right, but there's a little bit of the Fall in there too, and they can also hit the pedals running and surge into jagged, brittle quasi-grindcore. Song titles? You want titles? Too bad-LGS ain't dishing 'em out any more. But anyone who ever enjoyed At the Drive-In or Cave In would be a fool to be put off by a silly thing like that. -N

"A couple of the guys from Lickgoldensky were in the late, lamented Turmoil, one of the most unsung metalcore bands of the mid-to-late-90s. Not that you'd actually know it from this EP. After last year's calling-card The Beautiful Sounds of Lickgoldensky, LGS exorcised any lingering metalcore ghosts from their repertoire. These eleven tracks alternate between odd little scratch skitzo electronics and more conventional guitar tracks. ""Conventional,"" that is, by comparison to the intros and outros-if you're looking to nod your sorry head to meat-and-potatoes riffs, this slash and attack will be far too elliptical for your tastes. In their best moments the band drop the bass into near-dub territory and guitars chime and soar over the vocals. If you think that makes LGS sound like Fugazi, you'd be right, but there's a little bit of the Fall in there too, and they can also hit the pedals running and surge into jagged, brittle quasi-grindcore. Song titles? You want titles? Too bad-LGS ain't dishing 'em out any more. But anyone who ever enjoyed At the Drive-In or Cave In would be a fool to be put off by a silly thing like that. -N

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