3/27/17 Liquorworks

Liquorworks is a progressive metal act from Finland.  They formed back in 2007 according to their facebook.  It appears that the band is currently unsigned.  I checked out their 2016 release Psycho Soundwaves.  This release is a bit of a surprise to me.  It definitely has a prog metal feel to it but at times the synth and keyboard kick in and it sounds like something out of the Pumpkinhead movie franchise.  It also touches on some melodic metal stuff you would catch out of the Swedish scene.  Numerous time, speed, and rhythm changes throughout the album.  At times it would just flip like a switch to a whole other world.  That comes off a bit schizophrenic for those that are not typically accustomed to those types of changes in music.  Oh, did I mention this album is entirely instrumental.  Very well written intrumentals.  I imagine this is what a baby between Animals as Leaders and Between the Buried and Me would sound like.  Overall the album has a dark feel to it and it really felt that the album was damn near storyboarded before it was recorded.  It felt like this album was definitely NOT thrown together.  Check out this album for something different.

Track listing:

  1. NICOTINE
  2. Then To Hell With You
  3. Hostile Inspector
  4. Lubrificante Intimi
  5. Pain Owns You
  6. Erotic Chaos
  7. Sounds Like a Plan
  8. Where’s my Railotron? (Funky Business)
  9. Stories From the Toxic Journey

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