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Liquid Optimism - The Last Stand

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MB Rating: 7.8
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Loveless Affair
Azazels Wings
Rain Maker
The Last Stand
Giving Up The Ghost
Chasing The Dragon
Wings Of Change

Release Date: 2009
Label: Self Released
Categories: Metalcore
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MetalBite Review by JD on 12/30/2009
Liquid Optimism... kind of reminds me of when I had way too much to drink when I was younger, and there is a beauty of a lady at the bar. Perhaps that is exactly what the band is trying to convey about their music.

This Australian band (now seemingly based in the USA) is a very amazing sort of band. They are Extreme Metal, Hardcore and Progressive all at once... creating a sound that is unique. Pounding drums and steel melting guitars lines assault you at every turn, while the combative vocals seem to not only pummel you but the lyrics have both angst and humour wrapped up in intelligence.

Songs like the title track or even the instrumental attack of ‘Rain Maker’ shows that you can be heavy, progressive and downright powerful all in one. Frightening to think that a band such as Liquid Optimism has both sides of the metal spectrum with such talent as this, not to mention one more factor that sets them aside from most bands... they do not take themselves seriously and just have fun.

This is a band that seems to be taking a different route to the top of the metal heap, while blazing a path for others that are sure to actually follow. They are a very good band, they have fun while just simply rocking the right way. Look out everyone, Liquid Optimism can and will just get better with time and heart... as long as they stay true to the music.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 7.5
Atmosphere: 8
Production: 7.5
Originality: 7.5
Overall: 8.5

Rating: 7.8 out of 10