Liblikas is an Estonian band I just discovered yesterday on Bandcamp. They just dropped their 2nd release, a 4-tracks EP called “Mothers’ Finest“. And to be clear, their music is fuckin’ good ! It has that Stoner Metal/Sludge feeling I’m sure you’ll love if you like Pet The Preacher, HARK or even High on Fire.
But Liblikas differs from those bands I just mentioned with a more progressive/psychedelic side, making it quite innovative and interesting to hear for me. You see, we’re still in the Heavy territory, but those guys have some of the coolest melodies and guitar riffs ! To give you an idea it remembers me a lot the guitar style and sound of the most underrated guitar hero in the world, Buckethead. This dude is the most proactive person you’ve ever seen. More than 120 releases in less than 10 years ! WHAT THE FUCK !
So yeah Liblikas delivers wicked and twisted melodies (even using the whammy pedal like Buckethead) combined with Heavy as Fuck, greasy riffs, it’s just so powerful ! The last song on this EP, “Spellbound” is truly majestic. It begins slowly with some guitar moves full of emotion, and continue with some sweet double guitar arpeggios, until the heaviness smashes you in the face with a ferocious riff for the chorus ! Then the arpeggios kicks in again, notice that killer bass line in the background, everything just fits perfectly together, it’s so beautifully crafted…
Liblikas produces such a twisted and heavy but delicate atmosphere at the same time, I’m so glad I stumbled upon this band 🙂 And you can really feel it in their music, those guys are really fulfilled musicians, playing with complexity and subtlety, it just works !
PS : Listen to both records, they’re both amazing !
PPS : Their cover arts also roooooocks !
For Fans Of
Buckethead, Pet The Preacher, HARK, High on Fire
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