Lizzard Wizzard – Total War Power Bastard
Self Released – 2017
Doom, Stoner, Psych, Sludge
Lizzard Wizzard come from Australia and offer up some thicky, heavy sounds to give your neck tendons a workout! Surprisingly soulful vocals are hoarsely chanted deep down in the mix, emphasizing the weight of the music. This is doom/stoner given a swamp -ridden blues makeover which injects a bucketful of groove that is the force that moves these tracks along. Varied song compositions make sure the riffs come fast and slow and always with a nod to the distorted and heavy side of things. When the solos are dropped in, they have a great loose feel to them as if being jammed for the first time. The relentless riffs circle around structures that hold tension until released into head nodding explosions of groove, power and some fantastic lead work. This album comes fully formed, ready to kick you in the teeth, steal your money and spend it in a bar which has a killer jukebox and plenty of beer. This is the good stuff.
(Written by Tony Maim)