In the often decade long lulls between Tool albums the news cycle tends to slow down somewhat. I mostly highlight Tool (and related act) tours and occasionally a bit of related news. It seems to me though I should probably post some more, so if you’ll allow me to indulge, and may from time to time review a record I reckon the Fourtheye Crew would be interested in.
First up is the latest King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard album PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night. I reckon it’s an album that many of you are familiar with it, but if you’re not then I can highly recommend it! The band are quite prolific, and tend to shift styles somewhat between albums.
The latest is a nod to their metal heroes, and given the progressive nature of their music has quite a few Tool-like moments strung throughout. While it doesn’t have the lyrical and vocal depth Maynard provides for Tool, the album is heavy and full of Tool-like riffs and drumming. The final three tracks in particular – Gila Monster, Dragon and Flamethrower really cap off a banging listen.
You can grab the album from the usual haunts, including Amazon, Bandcamp, and of course your local record store. I ordered it on Rainbow Vinyl from my local just the other day – keen to give it a spin!
What do you lot think? Enjoyed this album, or have something else you reckon we should check out?