| Nuclear Blast | Release Date: 12th Feb 2016
Critic score distribution:
If you’re like me, and you made a snap decision on this band based on one song, then I suggest you rethink that judgement. Lost Society may just become your new favourite thing.
Lost Society took a sizable risk in shifting the focus to a wider dynamic in terms of tempos and arrangements – but should be applauded as Braindead will earn them long-term rewards for creativity beyond the expected thrash norms.
... a more credible, mature offering all round [Issue Feb. 2016]
Eliciting flavours such as Children Of Bodom or (glory era) Megadeth, Lost Society prove they are full of thick, crushing riffs and electrifying licks.
Average thrash, well excecuted and worth listening, but that is about it.
Lost Society's initiative to start deviating from their expected output is a sign of growth
From the very first song it'll bring an adrenaline rush to your body.
I opine that bands should broaden their horizons and experiment with their sound, and I applaud Lost Society for taking that risk on this album, but the band did not quite impress me with this particular change in musical inclination.
Lost Society sound like a band adrift in an ocean of disparate influences looking for a familiar port.
It’s got a few decent tracks and some excellent musicianship, but Elbanna needs to consider ditching the screams or there’s a good chance they’ll become a love ‘em or hate ‘em band.
In the end, there’s bits to like, unfortunately this is a puzzle that is missing some glaring pieces.
That’s the funny thing about progression and making changes; you can feel free to go off in whatever direction and experiment all you want, but there’s no guarantee that when you deviate away from your proven strengths, the result is going to be a positive one.