Lysergic are a duo from Calgary, Alberta, Canada that plays a bestial mixture of war, black and death metal with elements of psychedelic and industrial and this is a review of their 2023 album "Dimethyltryptikon" which was released by Crucial Blast.
A very dark and apocalyptic sounding intro starts off the album before going into a heavier direction while spoken word parts can also b e heard briefly. Vocals are a mixture of black metal screams and bestial growls and when the music speeds up a great amount of brutal blast beats and war emtal elements can also be heard.
When tremolo picking is added into the faster riffing they also give the songs more of a raw feeling. The album also adds psychedelic and industrial sides into the more brutal side of the music at times along with the tracks also adding in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also having a very powerful sound to them along with the solos and leads also being done in a very chaotic style when they are introduced onto the album as well as some of the faster sections of the album also adding in the brutality of grindcore, chants can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover torture, death, war and hallucinations.
In my opinion Lysergic are a very great sounding mixture of war, bestial black//death metal, psychedelic and industrial and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tryptamine Neuro Destruction" "Eratic Noose Departure" and Maggot Crown Usurper". 8 out of 10.