The Australian metal sextet Lycanthrope are due to release the LP Chapters on the 16th of February 2018.
Deploying three six string guitars enables Lycanthrope to deliver – brutality, melody and intricacy with none falling off the page and no matter where the speakers are turned there is a nuance to be discovered.
From the forthcoming album, Chapters, Like A Ghost.
Word arrives that a new LP is due for release in early 2018 with the first track from the album – You Don’t See Me – having been released as a stand alone single on the 17th.
A pulsing, persistent, metronomic drum-pad lays under interweaving sequences of electronica and guitar that create a hypnotic landscape through which a dreamy vocal becalms the listener and rounding out a song that prefaces of an LP which has, by this track alone, piqued intrigue.
On hitting play on their latest single Every Man Is A Pyramid Scheme (available on bandcamp) the listener can easily convince themselves there are more than two players in Faux Bandit with their headbanging rock of tight riffs, driving percussion and snapping vocal.
Fast creating a stir in their local live circuit, Every Man Is A Pyramid Scheme, can’t but help to underline their abilities and open new opportunities. Necessarily, retaining a tight reign in studio performance, the listener is drawn to the conclusion that Faux Bandit is a band to see on stage as even through the speakers the fizzing energy is palpable while the switched on lyric and musical delivery sear through the room.
The sultry blend of instrumentation and electronics lead to a dungeon of whips, chains and cages, in which the listener pleads submission in which to be entombed as the supple compositions stretch and claw.
From their most recent EP, Polychronic, the penultimate of the five tracks Steady On serves as an introduction to an outfit I look forward to hearing more from in short order.