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Kibosh definitely represents an evolutionary leap in Lafcadio's discography. Throughout the Indiana band's sophomore effort there seems to be an oscillation between powerfully regulated, densely organized wall-of-sound style metal and delirious, spasming, often sublime experimentation. The first track sets this album's epic tone. From the sweetly electric, noisily ambient intro to the prog rock noodling to the tight metal meat of the song, this track seems to constrict like a closing fist and then to spin off centripetally in bizarre divergences from traditional song structure. Hardly a breathe is taken between the first two tracks, the second song kicking off tightly and kind of unraveling into a gorgeous sprawl of soloing balanced out by the barking vocals and mechanically sturdy, pristine but still asymmetrical percussion.