King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - 12 Bar Bruise
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2012 Ratings: #242
September 14, 2012 / Release Date
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RakkSmells
76
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard's debut album 12 Bar Bruise is one wacky adventure. It's noisy, rough and unbelievably distorted. It might not sound the most high-quality compared to their most recent material, and it sounds like it was recorded on a crappy iPhone (even though it literally was), but man, it's truly a wild ride. The whole album is full of these weird and wacky noise rock BANGERS, and even though most of the tracks sound the same most of them stand out in their own weird way, ... read more
PipePanic
79
OooOOoOoOOoOoooO, me likey VERY much.
Big, catchy, noisy, in your face and filled with a punk energy that absolutely drives this album into a wall, then recording the explosion on a phone (quite literally at times) and showing it to the world, it's a fun ass punk rock record. It's fun as hell, distorted to hell, and for what is basically a basement record, it's produced pretty well. It jumps from style to style, from Twist and Shout-esq bangers to a western styled interlude to a harmonica solo. ... read more
Brendo
70
It definitely had teeth but it didn't do much other than just growl.
Bjartolini
50
PROJECT GIZZ 1/15

After the pleasant surprise of Infest The Rats' Nest i have decided to try and put the past behind. For years now i've despised King Gizz for multiple reasons, admittedly a big part of it was because i used to like them a long time ago but a lot of shit happened in my life and it reminded me of a bad time, lots of people i hated loved them, and it all added up to a very sour experience. Then add in a few musical and promotional reasons which i'm sure we will get to in time ... read more
71
King Gizz showed promise on what might be their most punk influenced release, but there is a real lack of stand out tracks, and as a whole does not reach the same heights that they would later climb to.
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