King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard — Infest the Rats’ Nest
⊕•⊗      Planeta má potíže. Katastrofální potíže. Ale nebojte se: Sedmičlenný King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard z Melbourne se vrací, aby nás zachránil. V tiskové zprávě, která obsahuje příchozí poznámky k albu, „Tyto nové skladby dokazují, že King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard nejsou pouhými dabujícími diletanty, pokud jde o thrash a metal. Jejich láska k této zuřivé hudbě je hluboká a předtím již byla prozkoumána na apokalyptickém koncepčním albu z 23. června 2017 — „Murder Of The Universe“, na které upozornila během oceněných momentů — „Nonagon Infinity“ (2016) a jinde v četných hardcore psychedelických freak~outech jejich tlustého katalogu.“ 
Formed: 2011 in Melbourne, Australia
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
Album release: 16 August 2019
Studio: Flightless HQ
Record Label: Flightless / ATO
Duration:     34:56
01 Planet B   3:57
02 Mars for the Rich   4:12
03 Organ Farmer   2:39
04 Superbug   6:43
05 Venusian 1   3:21
06 Perihelion   3:11
07 Venusian 2   2:44
08 Self~Immolate   4:29
09 Hell   3:40

By Ryan Haughey
Published Aug 13, 2019; Score: 8
•     Melbourne, Australia~based psychedelic rock monarchs King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard release their second album of 2019; Infest the Rats’ Nest contains more hardcore potency than the more lighthearted, bluesy album, Fishing for Fishies.
•     This latest addition to the group’s ever~growing discography sounds more like Metallica than they ever have before. The concept album explores current ecological issues, and is set in a near~future post~apocalypse.
•     Fast~paced metal jams kick off the first half of the album, with warping distortion leaking from the guitars and bass. The longest track, “Superbug,” drags listeners through gritty, James Hetfield~esque vocals that burst through the fuzz of the instrumental sections of the song.
•     Tapped guitar frets babble out breakneck guitar riffs, whipping through the rest of the record like a jackrabbit on fire.
•     As one should expect from King Gizz, Infest the Rats’ Nest never repeats itself, flying through idea after idea like a heart~stopping drop into the rock’n’roll depths of “Hell,” the final track. It’s never safe to assume anything about King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, but one can figure that this band have an intense musical agenda and a never~ending appointment with a stupefied audience.