Review by JD on November 25, 2012.
With a name like Last Beautiful June on an album I was going to be reviewing I was expecting some sort of Prog Rock/Metal band with some very strange ambiance going on in its musical shell. Fuck was I wrong!! This German band I think picked the wrong moniker for its act.
Post Punk meets Screamo/Mathcore with shadings of Metal tagged into the whole thing. LBJ seems to be a hastily conceived patchwork of different extremes of music that just never come together. Horrid guitar work that a first year student could do without a second thought, very predictable and dull songwriting, questionable recording practices and a singer that sounds like a chainsaw cutting through a pig. I have found a band that is pretty bad.
I listened to every last second of this album - doing it three times like I do with all albums I review - and I came up with the same thing. I wondered how this band got this far, offering up music that has no real direction, structure or sense of musicality to it, with members that seem to have no clue what they are doing. It is clusterfuck of nonsense and very badly played music.
I would rather choose to listen to ABBA for ten hours (this being my number one most hated band in the universe) than have to listen to this album one more time. Last Beautiful June needs to get into a better line of work here before real Punks and Metalheads kick their asses. Picking fly shit out of Pepper would be their best bet as a career choice, since no amount of music lessons would help.
This is my opinion... deal with it.
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Rating: 1.0 out of 10