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LordsOfMetal.nl Review 'Easy Meat'

'The first thing that comes to mind when listening to the second album of the Irish LaFaro is: "These guys don't mind a bit of Therapy? and Helmet."'

Thanks again to super-fan Wender Boezer for translating this. Original Dutch can be found at 'Full Press Article'.

Evil Dr. Smith: The first thing that comes to mind when listening to the second album of the Irish LaFaro is: "These guys don't mind a bit of Therapy? and Helmet." And what do I see when I go online for information? The band has given a free gig in 013 last december (small room, they're not that big (yet)). and they have already toured with... exactly. They even played with the Pogues, but beside the alcohol intake, I can't really see any other similarities. Better to add bands like Jesus Lizard and Barkmarket as an influence, then you'll be done with the required namedropping.

The video below clears it up even more: the singer-guitarist looks like an alternative rocker, the bassist comes from the hardcore scene with his Black Flag shirt, while the other guitarist clearly is a metalhead. Exactly at the crossing of styles grates, pushes and mainly steams the music of LaFaro. And it definitely pays off. The songs are compact, powerful and with catchy hooks. The title song especially is a great melody, adrenaline and aggression packed energybomb. LaFaro roars and rocks eagerly. Hopefully they'll be back in the Dutch venues soon and hopefully I'll find out about it in time.

Evil Dr. Smith diagnose: 80/100

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