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Review: Psilocybe Larvae - Non-Existence
Psilocybe Larvae

Label: Mazzar/Mystic Empire
Year released: 2008
Duration: 48:59
Tracks: 9
Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: July 4, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 2.8/5 (56%) (10 Votes)

This is at least interesting. This band is very much on the experimental end of the melodeath pool. They use dark, heavy riffing, harsh rasps mixed with clean singing, and some more melodic, keyboard-driven passages. They even throw in some intonation-style narration here and there. Their riffs are good, and the production is strong, but overall I think this band throws in too much in an effort to be different. The compositions cover a lot of ground, and they don't always hang together or work as coherently as they could. The clean singing is not really that good, and it gets overused for the level of quality it can claim. The harsh vocals are kind of generic, and don't really add to the urgency like they should in music like this. Psilocybe Larvae are going in a lot of different directions, but they aren't going far enough in any of them to have really solid appeal. That said, this is at least not just more of the same, and kudos to the band for trying to forge a new sound. I will give them points for trying, even though I can't say it really worked.

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