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siLLy puPPy
4 stars Despite existing from 1994-2010 with a whole host of musicians coming and going the band NEGATIVA only released this one EP in 2006 after Luc Lemay joined the band after the dissolution of Gorguts following the suicide of Steve MacDonald. This album could probably be considered another Gorguts album under a different name simply because it sounds like the long lost album that came between "Obscura" and "From Wisdom To Hate." The music sounds very similar to those albums with the exception of the strange experimental sections that they add clearly separating this from any Gorguts albums proper.

For a band that was together for 16 years, all we get from them is this short 20 minute plus EP that has all of 3 tracks, but what good tracks they are. They take you everywhere you would expect Gorguts to go and then add a healthy dose of some extremely bizarre aggressive passages that really take you on a wild ride. This album not only has Luc Lemay on guitar and screaming anguished vocals but Steve Hurdle who played guitar on "Obscura" is on board as well, hence the commonplace comparison to that album. Even though this album doesn't really distinguish itself from Lemay's better known band, it is nonetheless an intriguing little EP in the flow of Gorguts albums that musically is quite worthy of a listen or three.

siLLy puPPy | 4/5 |


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