Cephalic Carnage – Lucid Interval

qb_22403_cephaliccarnageYou’d have to look long and hard to find a more varied and unique grind/death band than Colorado’s Cephalic Carnage. From painfully deep mids to psychotically maniacal speed where choppy guitar riffs hack and saw with little care for conventional song structures, Cephalic’s bipolar stance on extremism may be hard for the average grind fan to consume, but one cannot deny the innovation found on Lucid Interval. Both sound and vocal samples intertwine with the swarming fuzz and Leonard’s vocal diversity commands the proceedings as if he is the only man understanding of the insanity enough to be considered “ring leader”. Tracks like “Pseudo” embrace the same level of impressive technical ability and weirdness to be considered in the same league as The Dillinger Escape Plan meets Pink Floyd, just mountainously heavier. Lucid Interval must have been created on drugs for the mayhem flows effortlessly and without boundaries out of the chemically expanded minds of this crippling quintet. You think it’s all studio tricks? See Cephalic live and be truly destroyed. – Marty
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~ by martyworm on January 3, 2009.

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