FROM SINGAPORE FOUR NEW TRACKS PLUS A DISASTER COVER.ORIGINALLY RELEASED AS A DEMO CASSETTE THESE TRACKS HAVE REMIXED AND REMASTERED TO SOUND DEVASTATING ON VINYL. SPLIT RELEASE WITH SYMPHONY OF DESTRUCTION (FR) ONLY 200 COPIES IN THE USA
Our take: Demo-on-7” from this d-beat band out of Singapore. I suspect that all but a few hundred (maybe even a couple thousand) members of the earth’s population can dismiss Lifelock as straightforward d-beat, but I think they have an interesting thing going on. The riffs and song structures owe a great deal to Discharge, to the point where you can usually figure out which Discharge track they based any given song on. However, the production is more in the vein of Disorder or Confuse. The bass carries the riff while the guitar is an unbroken wall of distortion. I can’t even tell what the guitar player is playing until they rip into a solo, at which point it becomes barely more discernible. While it’s not dissimilar to certain eras of Disclose, I still don’t walk away from this EP thinking “I’ve heard this exact thing a million times before.” Furthermore, the energy level is high, and the EP doesn’t have an ounce of fat. Recommended for the d-beat lifer.