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LAZYWALL - The Hundredth Monkey (Album Review)

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Hundredth Monkey’ 2017, is the fourth album by Lazywall and it is one of their best to date ...

Morocco's Modern rock quintet has been on a roll with their last few record being nearly flawless. Hell, the Rock Archives database has the last two albums both with over 90% and those reviewers hate a lot of metal. It was no surprise that their fourth album would also be a win.

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Before talking about this amazing album, we'll talk about the changes that have taken on the roles of the group and the new Line-Up: Lazywall welcomes new member: Cef Moon as drummer.

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Moncef aka Cef Moon (New drummer)


Monz will be performing as rhythm guitarist. Richy is back on percussions. No changes for Nao (vocals/bass) and USF (lead guitar) and the best Oud player in Morocco Maestro Younes Fakhar.

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Richy aka Rachid Barnoussi (Percussions)

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Younes Fakhar (Oud & Vocals)

 

With The Hundredth Monkey, Lazywall aims to showcase a new-found sense of security and creatively, with gigantic hooks, powerful melodies and a message of triumph over adversity, we will wait for great surprises for the band soon.
When listening to the new album we hear words and stories that bring us joy and sadness in some of the songs of the album, Lazywall began to develop year after year, Lazywall has managed to artfully weave together several very different musical styles to create a complete package of excellent musicianship, meaningful, easily relatable lyrics and universal themes. The emotions and feelings in the songs are contagious and deserve to be heard, again, and again.

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The Hundredth Monkey is a 17-song. Here, the group combination of Moroccan musical heritage and world rock music harmonies, layers of instrumentation and rich production. The resulting sound is uniquely theirs and very easy to enjoy from the beginning to the end of this seventeen song long musical journey, which is like seventeen short stories set to a soundtrack, Lazywall the only Arabian band f that has surpassed the record of +10 songs in an album.

Release Date: October 2017
Label: Souk Asylum Records
Copyright: (c) 2017 Lazywall
Genres: Modern Rock with a Moroccan Touch

Tracklisting:
1. Arca Musicae
2. The Perfume (feat. Bashir Attar)
3. Desert Flood
4. Invincible
5. Speciesism (feat. Gary Yourofsky)
6. Time Girl
7. Diamonds
8. Brother
9. I Am.
10. Distorted Mind
11. Dragonfly
12. Plagueman
13. Nothingness
14. Come What May
15. Executed
16. Away
17. The Perfume (Radio Edit) [feat. Bashir Attar]

 

This is one of the best albums of the year and hopefully not the last album we will hear from this band. I honestly cannot say enough about the album. I am really impressed and very happy for the band.
The Hundredth Monkey has captured that appeal and delivered it in a perfect package for anyone to enjoy anywhere and anytime. Get it. You’ll love it.

Line up:
• Nao: Vocals/Bass
• Monz: Rhyhtm Guitar & backing vocals
• USF: Lead Guitar
• Cef Moon: Drums
• Younes Fakhar: Oud & Vocals
• Richy: Percussions

 

Written by: Yassine Siyaf
Photos by: Diaae Bakri and others

Morocco's Modern rock quintet has been on a roll with their last few record being nearly flawless. Hell, the Rock Archives database has the last two albums both with over 90% and those reviewers hate a lot of metal. It was no surprise that their fourth album would also be a win.

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