LITANY FOR THE WHALE: Dolores: LP

Are they metal? Or are they hardcore? Who knows? Who cares? Litany For The Whale skirt the area between the two genres with varied results. They’re heavy, with a definite ‘90s hardcore feel. So, there is a bit of lightness throughout. When they’re bashing away and going for speed, they’re more interesting. When they go into some introspective musical interlude, introduction, jam, whatever, then the whole thing comes to a screeching halt and boredom for this listener starts sitting in. I give them credit for branching out and experimenting. However, it sounds like they’re trying too hard. After a while I just stopped caring and let my mind wander elsewhere. Blahhh…. Comes on white marble vinyl, if you’re inclined.

 –M.Avrg (Molsook/The Perpetual Motion Machine)