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Lafcadio

Lafcadio: KiboshKibosh (2008)
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Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: JeloneJelone
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I want to be friends with the dudes in Lafcadio. If their record Kibosh is any indication, they're neat-o duders. The album design is set up like a summer fashion catalog, and I'm all about metal guys with awkward facial hair and pastels. Kibosh's song titles ("If Someone Asks You If You Are a God, .
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I want to be friends with the dudes in Lafcadio. If their record Kibosh is any indication, they're neat-o duders. The album design is set up like a summer fashion catalog, and I'm all about metal guys with awkward facial hair and pastels. Kibosh's song titles ("If Someone Asks You If You Are a God, You Say Yes," "Don't Make Me Fight You, Old Man") hint at a good sense of humor and sexxxcellent music taste. And hey, the tuneskis aren't too bad either.

Kibosh is of the technical hardcore sort, with a bit of proggy wankery thrown in to differentiate the record from your average Botch tribute act. Basically, if you dig 2112 and American Nervoso in equal proportions, you'll fit in fine with these Midwestern men. Eschewing off-kilter rocking for the occasional ambient, but still off-time atmospherics, the record oscillates between two styles for its 28-minute running time. This is for the best. Though I don't deny the group's chops, I find myself bored after a while by the band's rhythms. I'd rather just spin something like the Bouncing Souls on repeat.

But gosh dignity dang do I respect the fellows in Lafcadio. They use sludge, metalcore, prog-rock and straight metaly metal as their dipping sauces, and that's A-OK with me.

 

 
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elephantdwarf (July 20, 2008)

shit... my bad. i did actually look that up on dictionary.com cause it looked pretty weird to me, but my eyes are all fucked from the air conditioner and i totally missed that definition. i admit to my asshole-ness on that one. but your writing style is still annoying.

Jelone (July 20, 2008)

es·chew (s-ch)
tr.v. es·chewed, es·chew·ing, es·chews
To avoid; shun. See Synonyms at escape.

You can be a dick to me, that's fine. But feel free to grab yourself a dictionary, sport.

elephantdwarf (July 19, 2008)

oh and i think you also meant either skewing, or askew (which you'd have to change the entire sentence around for), as "eschewing" isn't a word in the english language. (and 'askewing' isn't even a word)

sugarfull (July 19, 2008)

i'd have to agree with elephantdwarf on this one.

elephantdwarf (July 19, 2008)

your writing style makes me want to vomit.

IDontHaveAnAccountYet (July 19, 2008)

"Proggy wankery" should be used more in music reviews.

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