Friday, 24 May 2013
Lesados - Leziria (album review)
On "Neblina", the band get into some slow riff doom territory, while maintaining a crusty punk edge which is always apparent in the vocals, upping the tempo for the chorus. While older Black Pyramid and Devil have a doom punk thing going, Lesados have a different feel, capturing more of the original spirit of The Obsessed in its combination of styles. "Olival" keeps the doom rolling with grooves a-plenty, once again scratching out simplistic, heavy and ultimately satisfying riffs, which seems to be a dying art.
In many ways, 'Leziria' features a misleading album cover. Where one might expect to hear some slow burning dusty crop blues inflected rock, Lesados keep a steady pace. So steady in fact that the bulk of the songs are a nearly uniform length with the exception of closing track, "Zona", an 11 minute romp which also features a hidden riff-o-rama track. 'Leziria' is fast-paced, riff-mad, heavy rock n roll. As the album progresses, the feel of the album cover becomes a little more apparent on tracks like "Cadáveres" and "Zona".
So what you're getting here is some fast paced, punk-inflected stoner rock with rural moments and insistent riffs. The doomier moments fall within the bracket of what Corrosion of Conformity is doing these days, which is a good band to keep in mind when approaching Lesados, especially on "Neblina". Best part of all, you can download this gem for half a friggin' euro on the band's bandcamp page, now.
Highlights include: "Neblina" and "Porque?"
Total Run Time: 37:59