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Logic Defies Logic - Single Review: Suits and Ladders

02 Mar 2019 // A review by Steve Shyu

Logic Defies Logic initially began in Hamilton as a funk-prog-metal instrumental group, then relocated to Melbourne, Australia, and found a vocalist to join their ranks. Following their release of LP Magic & Science in 2017, the band have now returned with a new single Suits and Ladders.

The track launches without any nonsense into a speedy one-two-one-two of fun, quirky guitar riffs and pumping snare-bass drum combo. With boisterous lead vocals from Tarquin emulating part-Pantera and part-Head Like a Head, he utilises a range of singing styles in just one track: Crooning, snarling, and that rap-like delivery that Serj Tankian does.

Behind the drumkit, Dom provides the solid framework of the varied time signature changes, effortlessly changing from thrash to hard rock, and adding double-kick bass drum flourishes tastefully.

Perhaps the most fun segment comes at the bridge, where guitarist Ollie serves up a spiraling solo-like riff over slapped basslines from Simon; mixing things up a bit with a megaphone vocal filter, that unorthodox System of a Down-style is further exemplified.

The music video is also pretty entertaining. The band all don hillbilly overalls, a couple of cowboy hats and freaky mutant masks, playing their respective instruments and rocking out in a barn. There’s lots of hay, bizarre hoe-downs, and somehow a rubber chicken. It’s a good time.

Hopping back and forth over the line between heavy metal and hard rock, the song shifts gears from anthemic choruses to rapid-fire instrumental passages. Laden with plenty of hooks, and tempo changing from jerky to smooth and back, this is a super fun one for those into the less predictable types of rock.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Logic Defies Logic

Logic Defies Logic was founded in Hamilton, New Zealand, in 2011 by guitarist Ollie Wright, bassist Matt Hewlett, drummer Dom Ryan and keyboardist Ian Watson. With many combined years of performing and producing music under their belts, the band instantly began work composing and developing a powerful and eclectic ensemble.

They began performing around the country to an immediately eager audience. The group's perseverance and vision also saw them earn the opening slot for American progressive and instrumental luminaries Between The Buried And Me and Animals As Leaders.

2013 also saw the release of an instrumental album and the group's unquenchable desire to flourish initiated the decision to move abroad to Melbourne, Australia at the end of the year. The search for the right vocalist to add to the instrumental mix began in mid-2014. Without hesitation the group enlisted the diversely talented ex-Machete Justice vocalist; Tarquin Keys. From the first jam, everyone knew it was on like Kong. The circle now complete, international support slots for Head Like A Hole (NZ) Devilskin (NZ) and Rival Sons (US) quickly followed and the bands new material was enthusiastically received by rabid new audiences.

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Releases

Magic & Science
Year: 2017
Type: Album
Anatomical Design EP
Year: 2014
Type: EP

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