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Getting Restless with Leprous

I have to say I was quite taken with the latest release, Bilateral, from Norwegian prog metal band Leprous.  It was groovy, fun, intelligent, and diverse listen.  In support of this new L.P. they have released a music video for the song “Restless” and like the album art of its accompanying album, it’s quite, interesting.  For some reason I now have a hankering for some shrimp and cake.  Slightly NSFW warning (brief man ass and pube shot).

Leprous are set to head out on a European tour in support of Amorphis(need to get tickets…)  No word yet on a North American tour.  Dates here.

You can also listen to the official full album stream of Bilateral(which I highly recommend you do) by clicking the picture below.

Album Review- Bilateral- Leprous

   Usually when a band takes a hodgepodge of styles and inspirations and tosses them into a pot, stirs, and pours them out an album will have something with some pretty cool parts that remind you of the bands they are borrowing from but usually lack in a coherent flow, direction, and originality.  Norwegian prog metal band Leprous are able to break that trend by creating an excellent record entitled Bilateral where they have tons of different styles that remind me of many other bands but not once come across as unoriginal nor lacking in flow or direction.  They also toss a bit, err, a lot, of themselves into the melting pot, which has a groovy and catchy side, and the result is one of the best albums of this year(and it’s up against some tough competition!!) with tons of personality.

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