LVGER - Fvll Villain
Contra Records / LSM Vinyl / BZRKR
Undoubtedly one of the sickest debuts, and releases in general, of last year (2019) was LVGER's self-titled 12" for Oi! The Boat Records! Initially planned for a release in the fall of 2018, thus recorded even prior before that initial release window, it was nearly inevitable that a new release wouldn't take that much longer this time around - and correct! Because nearly a year after the release of their superb debut, the band now presents it's all new full-length LP "Fvll Villain" for Contra Records in Europe and LSM Vinyl and BZRKR in America!
And just when you thought it couldn't get any sicker... it can! Leaving your eardrums trembling for days, LVGER's sound is louder than ever before, while the bass frequency is much lower than ever before! The result is a vibrant (and vibrating) mix of filthy street rock 'n' roll, hardrock, stoner and doom metal, delivered with a punk rock attitude! I write this because compared to your typical rock, stoner or doom bands the songs aren't extrordinary long (though a good portion hits the four-minute mark), the tracks are explosive and that fantastic cover of Blitz' "Never Surrender" can't be ignored either of course!
With a rhythm section that goes through marrow and bone, you'd almost forget that the riffage and solo's are completely off the wall as well! In combination with those mean and overly aggressive lead-vocals, the sound on LVGER's first full-length is much thicker, heavier and much more complicated than last year's debut. Less street and more sludge, making it a tougher cookie to get through to - for some at least, but so much better at the same time with brilliant tracks like "Fvll Villain", "The Leech", "BZRKR", "Psycho Machine" and "Angel Choke" - love it!
Available on white vinyl with black splatter (300 copies, Contra Records), black vinyl (200 copies, LSM Vinyl) and white vinyl (100 copies, BZRKR), "Fvll Villain" is an absolute must-have for those that are in for a change of tune (and a treat) or are fan of Motörhead, Black Sabbath, High On Fire, GREENMACHiNE etc... Bananas!