This album is a pure fire, destruction and catharsis. One of the most prog LPs in King Gizzard’s enormous collection of records is energetic and rewarding journey through the vast landscapes filled with mighty beasts, monsters and cosmic balance.
The pace of Mad Max’s pursuits is constantly present, which might be exhausting, but also exhilarating and thrilling. You just can’t stop thinking about jumping into mosh pit. And that’s just freaking great. Many people might be upset about the concept of the three-part, story-driven album by Australian monster live band. Don’t mind the 70s progressive rock idea, it works out extremely well after few listens, and structures the whole LP, making it easier to enjoy.
There are in fact only three songs here that are also the three chapters of an album: The Tale of the Altered Beast, The Lord of Lightning vs. Balrog and Han-Tyumi and the Murder of the Universe. Each of them are unique in some way, but are based on a guitar-driven, garage-made, madness-filled, mysterious, fast, furious and fierce rock. This is where Yes meet with The Stooges.
Murder Of The Universe is said to be second of seven LPs King Gizzard is going to release this year. If they’re going to maintain this kind of weirdness they started on Flying Microtonal Banana and wildness they cherished on Murder Of The Universe, we are going to get a lot of magnificent and crazy musical ride.
Listen to: Altered Beast I, Altered Beast IV, The Lord of Lightning, Murder Of The Universe