Taking a plunge into the music world and releasing their first full-length LP, Florida Alternative Rock group, Lochness Monster, demand the attention of listeners throughout their straight-forward Rock release, ‘Fables’. Kicking off the album with a track that showcases that Lochness Monster is a band that isn’t afraid to experiment and push the envelope, “First Flight” brings to light the band’s uncanny influences that shine throughout the strong underlying lyrical subject matters and complex melancholy that is ingeniously structured to match the steady Rock instrumental element.
The second track, “Pendulum”, slows it down into a plethora of expunged emotions that recognize the importance of wholeheartedly embracing the transient, temporary and fleeting feelings within and working toward sailing past the psychological flu. The third and title track, “Fables”, begins with the instrumental energy of a Jimmy Eat World track back in their ‘Bleed American’ days and lyrically traces the tracks of relational crisis points with a pinch of sugar. “Pixie Cut” is the fourth track which revs the engine and takes the album for an unexpected turn with a bouncy tone that effectively incorporates a power-pop element that sounds fresh and energetic.
The fifth track, “Lencois”, highlights Lochness Monster’s instrumental prowess as they lyrically inject a sense of earnestness within distinctive vocals that make listeners feel their impact. Roaring Rock riffs over the sixth track, ”Anchors Gone”, swells in the core of the soul and bombards like a rampaging bull as Lochness Monster ignite remedial light through courageously facing dismay. The eighth track, “Salem”, confronts the familiar with the depths of distress beating in a hollow chest and the power of a refined and well-poised mind that leads into a solo guitar that speaks volumes about the potential for the band.
“Final Bow” is the tenth track that awakens an expansion of consciousness as the band lyrically recollects a wider range of moods that have led to the demise of a connection that was once at the core of an individual’s life. Closing out the LP with “The Grove”, a smokey and mysterious aura leads the track into a somber room where acceptance of life’s sharpest arrows pierce through the holes of a haunted heart and serve as an indispensable driver of Lochness Monster’s art.
If you’re a fan of bands such as Fuel, Filter, Incubus, and Live, then ‘Fables’ by Lochness Monster is the dose of modern-day rock delight that you need in your life.