From their previous Fishing For Fishies set (April, 2019) – probably King Gizzard’s most accessible to date – they about-face on Infest The Rats’ Nest, going all thrash metal on our arses while reminding us that our planet is f-cked.
Three singles – Planet B, Self-Immolate and the brutal “blood minestrone” of Organ Farmer – accompanied by powerful, sequential music videos heralded the release of Infest The Rats’ Nest (written by just three of the band’s seven members: Stu Mackenzie, Joey Walker and Michael Cavanagh). Double-kick-drum rumble, snarling riffs and screamo vocals dominate; the technical virtuosity on display here is staggering.
Are Gizz showing off? Yep. Is that off-putting? Nup. This pack of musical freaks is unstoppable.
Infest The Rats’ Nest by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard is out August 16 via Flightless.
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