LickGoldenSky

Lickgoldensky

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LickGoldenSky possibly thought they were being arch and clever by leaving the 11 tracks on their second album untitled, much as they undoubtedly thought that titling their first album of angular, choppy noisecore The Beautiful Sounds of Lickgoldensky was a real hoot. To all but the most unthinkingly devoted fans of the band, however, it sounds more like an admission: there are so few new ideas on this album that they couldn't even be bothered to give the songs titles. Those bits that sound just like retreads of the debut album (the first and third songs, for example) are one thing, but the riffs and vocal styles copped off the likes of System of a Down and At the Drive-In make LickGoldenSky sound like stoner rock bandwagon jumpers showing up just a year or two too late to actually get any action out of it. Unfortunately, the album isn't even noisy and assaultive enough to appeal to pure noise fans, making Lickgoldensky an album that fails on most levels.

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