ALBUM REVIEW: Lice – Wasteland: What Ails Our People Is Clear | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Settled Law Records

Released: 08.01.21

 

 

 

 

 

 

A long awaited debut album from Bristol’s Lice proves to be an eclectic affair. With the band themselves describing it as a concept album of “satire about satire”, the spoken word lyrics are punctuated by a myriad of different musical styles, from the searing riffs of Deluge to the grooves of Persuader Wasteland, morphing itself effortlessly around genres and themes.

They’ve set themselves apart in a scene that is fast becoming saturated, the concept album element propelling Wasteland above many of its counterparts. Imposter and RDC are the real stand outs on the album, the ferocious and fervent tracks bringing an extra dimension. However, there is a wonderful coherence that underpins Wasteland too, all of this makes it a truly excellent album.

 

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