You likely haven’t heard of France’s Livhzuena, but we’re here to tell you that you should probably perk your ears up at this post and give them a bit of a listen. Following in the massive footsteps of country mates Gojira, the band play their own special mix of “neckbreaker music,” influenced by the aforementioned Gojira, Meshuggah, and Opeth alongside several other subtle influences. A delectable concoction of groove, thrash, death, and melody, perfectly seasoned to taste.
The fearsome French five-piece are gearing up to release their first LP, Dark Mirror Neurons, on May 22nd, 2015 to follow their 2013 two-track self-titled EP that garnered a great deal of attention from press and a growing number of clamoring fans. The band began work on the upcoming record back in 2014 at Slab Sound Studios, but with all the work finally finished, the release via Klonsphere/Season of Mist is upon us in just a few short weeks.
Without further ado, we present to you the opening track of Dark Mirror Neurons, “Mars,” playing exclusively here at Heavy Blog is Heavy.
We’ve heard the record and it is pretty massive. Listeners may think that there may be too much Gojira here, but the rest of the record is certainly varied enough to keep interest and deviates more than you would expect. Definitely one to look out for this year and likely to give several highly expected albums a run for their money on some year-end lists.
If the above wasn’t satisfying enough, you can grab an album teaser below, as well as some links to the band on major social media platforms.
Livhzuena’s Dark Matter Neurons is out on Konsphere/Season of Mist May 22nd, 2015 and can be pre-ordered via Big Cartel.