Friday, September 9, 2016

Lizard Professor "Eccentricity"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Metal, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: September 9, 2016
1. Celestial Downpour (9:44)
2. Offthewallogy (6:39)
3. Eccentricity (10:38)
4. Diving Upwards (7:58)
5. Simply Complex (8:25)
6. Ultima (Nigh) (10:42)
7. Equations Of Dismay (3:44)
8. Consequence Of Thought (6:16)
9. Philosoraptor (11:50)

Total time 75:56

Sean Foster - vocals
Gannon McCoy - guitar
Dustin Valenta - guitar
Jovan Reyes - bass
Bryce Butler - drums

This multi-headed hydra of a release cycles through too many different sounds to be judged by a singular song. In it's totality, it covers a diverse sonic range comparable to fellow modern prog weirdos Cyborg Octopus and The Odious, while also drawing strong comparisons (at times) to groove oriented ethereal groups like the Devin Townsend Project, beyond the aforementioned Between The Buried And Me and Mr. Bungle comparisons which will prove quite apt once you delve into what this has to offer. The album also has a penchant for diving into segments and riffs in line with progressive death metal, modern shred heavy melo-death like Conducting From The Grave and Flub, proggy sludge moments, some power metal influences in both the guitar-work and vocals at times, and also technical death metal inspired moments as well. Really, what I'm trying to say, is that this is a prog nerds dream, and goddamn is it delicious at each and every twist and endless turn that always come out of nowhere but always somehow fit.
Read the full review by Austin Weber at metalinjection.net



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