King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation Review

Were did those 49 minutes of thrash shenanigans go?

Sonically the follow up to 2019’s Infest the Rats’ Nest, but less psychedelic, and now without a doubt a thrash and speed metal record, and yet totally fresh. Drummer Michael “Cavs” Cavanagh has mastered Motörhead‘s Philthy Animal trademarked double kick grooves and completely steals the show.

Seven long tracks featuring lots of shredding, catchy riffs a la Metallica‘s And Justice for All (1988) and tribal Tool-ish interludes topped with Stu’s and Ambrose’s dual vocals. You can expect KGATLW shenanigans in every track, in form of guitar solos, tribals, shouted main choruses or catchy gang sing-alongs.

Peaking at almost 49 minutes (without the vinyl exclusive bonus track) the album feels way shorter, making you wonder where those minutes went and almost making you want to repeat, or maybe play some of the other band’s masterpieces such as Murder the Universe (2017). AOTY material.

For fans of
  • Wow factor: 9
  • Freshness: 8
  • Production: 7
  • Previous works: 9




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