KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
The Silver Cord (KGWL)
Australia’s King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard are known for their relentless work ethic and forays into various musical styles, with The Silver Cord being the band’s 25th album overall, and their second full-length release of this year.
After June’s thrash metal-styled PetroDragonic Apocalypse, this album takes an entirely different approach. Inspired more by the likes of Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder than Slayer, this is a synth-heavy and danceable album that may rank as one of KGWL’s more divisive releases.
There are two versions – the standard, at 28 minutes long, and the extended, a whopping 88 minutes. It’s an enjoyable listen overall and you have to admire King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard’s willingness to push themselves with every new release, but for a band with such a big catalogue it’s hard to say if this will leave an impression on you or stand the test of time.
words MATT LEE