Progressive, instrumental, experimental; these are a few of my favorite things in rock. Enter northern New Jersey three piece Lionel Pryor who create ever changing, hard charging, and just plain evil soundscapes wherein their wild stallion soul is always galloping. Hyperbole aside, the band’s debut Siam enters into passionate love affairs with a litany of different hard-rock genres and influences without ever putting a ring on a single one with different dalliances popping in and out within the same song. Opener “Nebraska” grabs with both hands, shaking from the jacket collar throughout with elements of Rush, Metallica, and Between The Buried & Me all intertwined in the best manner imaginable.
“The best way to describe the music is that we paint a picture which only your mind can imagine,” said bassist Andy Longo. Couldn’t have hyperbolized it better myself.
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