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Lizard Prom - EP Review: Unusual Pain

22 Jul 2021 // A review by Andrew Smit

The alternative sound force is strong in this one! With its hypnotic mystical sound Lizard Prom have produced a 3-song EP that is full of compelling transcendent power.

I found each track to be very expressive and moody, each with a unique soundscape and attitude that is confronting and potent. The dreamy sound interacts with your mind and pulls you away from your mundane normal world, once you close your eyes you’ll find yourself in a very ethereal dream like state!

Kicking off with Lullaby a very dreamy track with its brooding and atmospheric sound, created by a hypnotic soaring guitar that flows under some wonderfully gothic operatic singing from vocalist Tyley, all driven by an entrancing melodic drum beat.

Next up is the dynamic Medusa which starts with wonderful distant guitar plucks and distant vocal calls, it paints a vast spacious vision and has a nice floating quality. There are a few times when the guitar picks up to another level and Tyley’s vocal scream shreds into the arrangement, building to a rip roaring crescendo of power that is then released and returned to the surreal floating sensation as heard in the prelude of the track.

Lastly is the more rhythmic Unusual Pain with nice bright guitars strumming to a stomping beat. The vocal from Tyley is really dramatic on this track, challenging the senses and is soon matched by the growing intensity of the wailing guitar.

When it’s all over you take a breath and its takes a bit to get back to reality, a wonderful and provoking trip this EP is.

Rating: ( 4 / 5 )
 

About Lizard Prom

Lizard Prom are a four piece alternative rock band from the Hawkes Bay. Previously known as Queens of Beauty School, after a brief hiatus in 2017, the band reformed with a line-up change and started recording their debut EP.

Their sound is inspired by shoegaze, post-punk and doom, and has been described as “hypnotic and mesmerising”.


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Releases

Unusual Pain
Year: 2021
Type: EP
Lizard Prom
Year: 2019
Type: EP

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