AOTY 2022

Free LSD

OFF! - Free LSD
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2022 Ratings: #136 / 763
User Score
Based on 146 ratings
2022 Ratings: #250
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Northern Transmissions

I recommend listening from beginning to end and then doing it on a repeated basis because this album is that good.

85
Metal Injection

As a multidimensional creative entity, Free LSD presents a rare moment when heavy music takes another leap off the ledge of creativity and lands triumphantly on its own two feet like a titan.

80
AllMusic

Free LSD ... aims to be something more; in its intensity and vision, it succeeds, and it's a gloriously weird triumph.

80
The Needle Drop

Hardcore punk outfit OFF! returns with an album packed with heavier riffs and meatier conspiracies.

80
Metal Hammer

While Free LSD takes a few more brief detours, allowing a little psych-jazz wonkiness into the mix, their sheer ferocity and velocity is street-bound to the bone.

70
Spectrum Culture

Free LSD is an enjoyable blend of old and new influences. Morris and Coates are old guard in the world of hardcore and bring decades of experience as screaming, growling and angry frontmen with them into the studio and onto the stage.

CLJesse
52

I feel like this album has two main issues, the first of which being the lack of variety. Almost every single track sounds identical to one another. Even though this record isn't particularly long, it feels like it is due to that fact. Secondly, the production is a little compressed, so the intensity of the instrumentals doesn't get much time to shine. I was hoping to like this a bit more, but I wasn't feeling it too much.

DREscapePlan
75

I took the LSDdDdDdD to my house

21stcenturyschi
85

Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! is back with one of the most fun and hard hitting throwback in genre you'll hear in 2022. The loud speedy barre chord riffs, muscular drumming and shouted lead vocals call for a tried and true formula in classic hardcore, making this an album for punk purists, but there is still more detail going into Free LSD than your average punk throwback. I love the 60s acid rock influence on a handful of the songs, a few moments even bordering on stoner metal riffs, plus the ... read more

Flexreviews
93

A loud, brutal yet fun release. OFF! shows that punk isn't quite dead yet

Nateb9086
74

Artist: OFF!
Album: Free LSD
Genre: Hardcore-Punk, Post-Hardcore

This band OFF! has provided a long track list of short energetic cuts that could easily stand out in the Post-Hardcore landscape due to its tapping drum production but the whispering volume complimenting the sounds present help it stand out more than it already could otherwise. Like the buzzing sounds working in the chaos of “Slice up the Pie”. We get beeping on “Time Will Come” that sounds like the ... read more

LZGray
60

Goofy ass vocals that I still can't take seriously, even if the content and instrumentation kick serious ass.

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Track List

1Slice up the Pie
2:38
77
2Time Will Come
2:28
80
3War Above Los Angeles
2:55
87
4Kill to Be Heard
1:36
88
5F
1:18
60
6Invisible Empire
2:04
80
7Circuitry's God
1:45
77
8Ignored
2:42
86
9Black Widow Group
1:50
81
10L
1:04
56
11Muddy the Waters
1:13
67
12Murder Corporation
2:25
78
13Behind the Shifts
1:52
71
14Worst is yet to Come
2:11
73
15S
0:57
55
16Suck the Bones Dry
2:01
68
17Smoking Gun
2:01
91
18Peace or Conquest
1:35
84
19Free LSD
2:30
96
20D
1:08
55
Total Length: 38 minutes

Year End Lists

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Added on: July 27, 2022