Bolzer - Lese Majesty (LP)

Bolzer - Lese Majesty (LP)

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Since their inception 11 years ago BÖLZER have been attracting positive and negative attention alike with their unorthodox approach to a genre fraught with surprisingly conservative dogmas and often outdated elitism. From their unconventional two-man lineup and sparse instrumentation, melodic vocals and generally progressive style, they are no strangers to being strange.
Resuming where the bombastic romanticism of "Hero" left off, "Lese Majesty" rings true of it's namesake, the uncompromising voice of an heretic granted contemporary audience.

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Track listing

  1. A Shepherd in Wolven Skin
  2. Æstivation
  3. Into the Temple of Spears
  4. Ave Fluvius! Danú Be Praised!

Review

...it's both a throwback to Bölzer's earlier sound, while also keeping certain elements from their much maligned debut album, particularly in the guitar work of Okoi Thierry Jones aka "KzR", his playing style is very reminiscent of "Hero", the riffs and hooks are as complex as in Aura and Soma but there's a very clear focus on creating a melodic and dynamic sound while also emphasizing a ritual like repetition in each song where they introduce a main riff and keep the pace and flow, the band also makes a bold experimentation with ambient music in a way they never did before, the quite large length of the songs are to create a mystic atmosphere that lulls the listener to a sense of comfort before subjecting them to a psychedelic avalanche of powerful soundscapes - 4/5