King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have just dropped their second album this year, the follow-up to the calming and tranquil environmentally-focused Fishing For Fishies, and it’s a metal album. And it absolutely rocks. Introducing Infest the Rats’ Nest.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard really don’t quit. They’ve released a discography’s worth of content in around three years, seven full-length albums to be exact, and each album takes on a new face, simply proving how absolutely talented the band is at switching their sound to anything the world throws their way.
This time they’ve decided to make a metal album, but have not at all lost their unique sound along the way. Infest the Rats’ Nest is essentially 9 tracks worth of a great band who doesn’t take themselves too seriously, presenting a genre that could do with being less serious sometimes. Tracks like ‘Organ Farmer’ are absolute highlights, while the near-7-minute ‘Superbug’ is a masterclass is growling vocals and whacky lyricism declared from on high.
It’s time to Infest the Rats’ Nest.
Listen to ‘Self-Immolate’ below:
The album comes in at only 34-minutes, and is an absolute power trip down the annals of glam rock and metal. It only takes one listen to the beginnings of ‘Venusian 1’ to know exactly what this album is going to be about. Thrash metal served on a plate of intergalactic spaceship parts. It’s beautiful, and your work out playlist will be updated immediately.
While Fishing for Fishies was definitely a contender for one of the years best albums, it seems that King Gizzard & The Wizard Lizard, whose name I refuse to spell out in acronyms, have become their own competition. We can’t wait to see what the band does next, because lets be honest, nobody has a god damn clue.