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Infest The Rats' Nest

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Infest The Rats' Nest

Album number fifteen from the prolific psych-rock Melbourne six-piece explores thrash metal

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    King Gizzard aren't sugarcoating anything, either musically or thematically, and that makes for their most timely and political album yet. It's also one of their most musically compelling and impressive, too, and that's saying a lot
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    As one should expect from King Gizz, Infest the Rats' Nest never repeats itself, flying through idea after idea like a heart-stopping drop into the rock'n'roll depths of "Hell," the final track
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It all adds up to the heavy, heavy sound of extinction rebellion, King Gizz developing themes they first explored on 2017's Murder Of The Universe. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Q

    Moving into attack mode suits the band, most strikingly on the monolithic Superbug and the effects-laden boogie of Mars For The Rich. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard go full metal to craft a brutal warning against ecological destruction on their 15th studio album, Infest the Rats' Nest
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  6. 7.5 |   The 405

    It’s not crazy to suggest that Infest the Rats’ Nest is one of the most valiant efforts of 2019, one that has only furthered the wondrous mystery of Melbourne’s beloved band
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  7. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The prolific Aussie rockers seethe with disgust and contempt on this radical sonic departure
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  8. 7.0 |   Clash

    King Gizzard combine youthful energy with enough of their own inimitable style to make this excursion into the cobwebbed world of thrash fresh and interesting. Let’s hope this isn’t just a one-album pitstop
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  9. 7.0 |   Uncut

    An album of rapid-fire drums, throbbing bass and colossal riffs that nod, well, headbang, back heavily to the glory days of thrash metal. Print edition only

  10. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    On their second album of the year, the ever-mutating Aussie psych-rock outfit embrace throwback thrash metal to soundtrack the end of life on Earth
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  11. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    It's fast, frenetic, full of cramp inducing riffs and battering fills, and, because it's King Gizzard, an awful lot of fun
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  12. 6.0 |   NME

    The Gizz go full-blown metal with an environmental message. At times it sounds like ‘Master Of Puppets’-era Metallica playing at a climate change convention
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  13. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    Their anxiety-inducing formula may suit the current zeitgeist but it’s a harsh test on the ears
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