Lyrically this EP fluctuates between two extremes: heartfelt emotions and graphic violence and gore. For those of you who like your death metal to be happy-go-lucky, this may not be your cup of tea. More like a cup of curdled blood. Additionally, while I've read them described as having similarities to Pantera and Megadeth, I personally can't hear it. They may very well be inspired by those bands to some degree, but stylistically Lycosa stand apart from those two thrashers. Despite this discrepancy, Lycosa has a sound that has potential to grow and become even more impactful. Leech, as well as Chris [drums], Amy [bass], and Tree [guitar] are in a position to develop their playing to greater fields of artistry. Their arrangement of“Burn In Hell” is a fine example, which was entertaining to me and unique enough to be nearly unrecognizable when compared to the original. Fans of death and thrash metal would do well to lend an ear to this short EP, lest they be disemboweled.
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Lyrically, the band seems firmly planted. While I don't particularly enjoy the subject matter of decaying flesh, VD-infected anal spawn and cannabalism, I must admit that there are some poetic gems on this disc. If you haven't just eaten, you may find beauty in lines such as:
Your body makes the perfect canvas
Give your existence a purpose
Mutilated body sections.”
This band disturbs my girlfriend.
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