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Face Stabber Infest the Rats’ Nest. Not only do the titles of their albums work well together. They also decided to release their new album on the very same date, bringing the undercurrent of antagonism between the two double-drummer psychedelic groups to an almost-Blur/Oasis level. I’m talking about Oh Sees and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard of course. Two bands that we don’t normally write about, because everyone knows about them and their new releases are usually promoted enough by other media outlets. But whose album is actually the most badass? It’s an easy arithmetical task.

Oh Sees are the unequivocal winners, also finishing at a symmetrically immaculate 69 score. But I have to admit the Gizzard album is much more metal, so if that’s your thing you might disagree. John Dwyer has flirted with heavy metal riffs earlier, not least on the preceding album Orc, but with Face Stabber the band returns to more playful ground.

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August 17, 2019

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