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LOOK RIGHT PENNY: PARAMORE + SIKTH?

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LOOK RIGHT PENNY: PARAMORE + SIKTH?

To me, nothing is as fully sweet like pop music played heavy and with controlled virtuosity. It’s like a famous master chef whipping up simple, delicious hot dogs for my face; it seems foolish to abandon such classic fare to high-volume/low-margin assembly lines, right? Hence my devotion to the jamz of Rush, Bay Area thrash, Iron Maiden, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Love/Hate, Blessed By A Broken Heart, and tons more snappy songwriters with big boner crunch.

So I warmly welcome Look Right Penny, whose debut album Sugar Lane (out Tuesday) is a slam dunk of pop-djent metal. And not a moment too soon: Back in 2009, I was kinda crossing fingers for this type of chops-upgrade from Hayley Williams and Paramore for the sequel to their awesome Riot! record. (Didn’t happen, natch.) Nearly indistinguishable from Williams, LRP singer Mariel Diaz-Carrion is also way skilled and way shrill, but Sugar Lane better serves its singer via metal crunch (which affixes a pair of ballz to Diaz-Carrion’s Disney Channel drama) and post-entry level riffage and grooves (which makes sense coming from Sikth producer Matt LaPlant). U jam!

–ADF

Crank Look Right Penny’s rad new jam “Please Don’t Leave” here. Pre-order Sugar Lane here.

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