Lucid Planet - Lucid Planet II



8.3 | 94 votes |
Release date: 14 November 2020
Style: Progressive metal, Progressive rock

Owners:

28 have it
4 want it


01. Anamnesis
02. Entrancement
03. Organic Hard Drive
04. Offer
05. On The Way
06. Digital Ritual
07. Face The Sun
08. Zenith

The Best Progressive Metal Album, Biggest Surprise, and The Best Album Artwork Of 2020
Top 20 albums of 2020: 6

Additional info
Written, recorded, mixed independently.
Mixed by Darcy Rank.
Mastered by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound.

Drums recorded at Echidna Studios, Christmas Hills, Victoria; engineered by Darcy Rank and Greg Macmillan.

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
9.0
The clear breakout hit of the 2020 Metal Storm Awards, what's the deal with Lucid Planet II?

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published 04.04.2021 | Comments (4)

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Comments: 18   Visited by: 355 users
12.02.2021 - 19:54
Rating: 9
Daddy Pig
Homeschooler
This is wild.
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13.02.2021 - 11:29
Rating: 9
Eternity'sChild

Written by Daddy Pig on 12.02.2021 at 19:54

This is wild.

I agree, but in a good way. This is the stuff I am looking to find in the MS Awards.
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16.02.2021 - 00:03
Rating: 10
maldonado

Progressive, tribal, hypnotic, rythmic. powerful.
This album was for me one of the best news in 2020.
An european tour ?
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27.02.2021 - 10:57
Reaper_Redeemer

The psytrance passage in "Organic Hard Drive" really drew my attention but it didn't confirm in any other part of the album....
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28.02.2021 - 11:56
Rating: 9
Gothic Metalhead
Pro Introvert
Well, I take back what I've said in the past... This album rivals Draconian - Under A Godless Veil for my album of the year.
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28.02.2021 - 18:59
Rating: 9
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest
This album exceeds any expectations that I could have had. The last album was already dope, this one just takes the cake.
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That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
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03.03.2021 - 13:24
Zap

I had never heard of this band before the MS Awards.
The phrase "I did not see that coming" comes to mind a lot when listening to this album.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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04.03.2021 - 05:37
Scintil

Just few days ago I didn't know this existed. It wasn't on top 20 so I guess it had less than 20 votes. And now out of sudden it wins in 3 categories and is top 1 of 2020.
Excuse me what the fuck
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04.03.2021 - 13:25
Rating: 5
Dark Horizons

I'm the only one who thinks this album is incredibly boring?
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We are just a moment in time
A blink of an eye
A dream for the blind
Visions from a dying brain
I hope you don't understand
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05.03.2021 - 14:39
bleak

Written by Dark Horizons on 04.03.2021 at 13:25

I'm the only one who thinks this album is incredibly boring?

I'm with you on that.
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25.03.2021 - 13:05
Rating: 8
Daniell
_爱情_
Written by Dark Horizons on 04.03.2021 at 13:25

I'm the only one who thinks this album is incredibly boring?

I'm not sure about boring, but I don't get the praise either. It's an intriguing listen, but it's also too much all over the place. Some fragments are excellent, others are a slog. Some songs have a great buildup and a satisfying climax, while other songs are just buildup with no fulfilment at the end. Plus I have no idea why this won in the prog metal category, because it has little to no metal in it.
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14.04.2021 - 12:36
Rating: 8
Rufus Valentine

Written by Dark Horizons on 04.03.2021 at 13:25

Plus I have no idea why this won in the prog metal category, because it has little to no metal in it.


I agree completely. I like this album, but I am struggling to locate any metal in it! Isn't it just prog/psych rock?
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Piss-complected afterbirth of a Chinese gangbanger
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14.04.2021 - 12:56
Rating: 9
musclassia

Written by Rufus Valentine on 14.04.2021 at 12:36

Written by Dark Horizons on 04.03.2021 at 13:25

Plus I have no idea why this won in the prog metal category, because it has little to no metal in it.


I agree completely. I like this album, but I am struggling to locate any metal in it! Isn't it just prog/psych rock?


I see this has been mention a few times here, but I don't really see the issue with it; it's not constantly metal by any means, but I would say there's pretty clear alt/prog metal presence on all of the longer tracks (Anamnesis, Organic Hard Drive, On The Way, Face The Sun, Zenith), whether in specific sections of the songs or more constant (the parallels between the opening song Anamnesis and the approach Tool took on Fear Inoculum are pretty glaring to me). For this to not be considered metal, the likes of recent Tool and Riverside would also have to not be considered metal, which could and I'm sure has been argued, but there wasn't any debate over Fear Inoculum or Wasteland being eligible for nomination in their respective years that I saw, so I don't see an issue with this album being nominated.
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14.04.2021 - 13:31
Rating: 8
Rufus Valentine

Written by musclassia on 14.04.2021 at 12:56

I see this has been mention a few times here, but I don't really see the issue with it; it's not constantly metal by any means, but I would say there's pretty clear alt/prog metal presence on all of the longer tracks (Anamnesis, Organic Hard Drive, On The Way, Face The Sun, Zenith), whether in specific sections of the songs or more constant (the parallels between the opening song Anamnesis and the approach Tool took on Fear Inoculum are pretty glaring to me). For this to not be considered metal, the likes of recent Tool and Riverside would also have to not be considered metal, which could and I'm sure has been argued, but there wasn't any debate over Fear Inoculum or Wasteland being eligible for nomination in their respective years that I saw, so I don't see an issue with this album being nominated.


I agree with you mostly and don't have a particular issue with the album's nomination for an award, but the 'heavy' passages in the album smack of vintage hard rock to me. I think this is where this band are coming from to be honest. This is ok - I am a big fan of that 70's hard rock sound - and I'm not pedantic enough to say it shouldn't be on metal storm because you have to give credit to those early hard rock bands which paved the way for the development of heavy metal itself.

For me, Tool have retained a heavy element in their sound which is probably more akin to modern post-metal than prog and therefore could still be described as a heavy band.

Anyway, I'm just being pedantic and procrastinating on Metal Storm is going to cost me my job!
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Piss-complected afterbirth of a Chinese gangbanger
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14.04.2021 - 13:33
Rating: 9
musclassia

Written by Rufus Valentine on 14.04.2021 at 13:31

I agree with you mostly and don't have a particular issue with the album's nomination for an award, but the 'heavy' passages in the album smack of vintage hard rock to me. I think this is where this band are coming from to be honest. This is ok - I am a big fan of that 70's hard rock sound - and I'm not pedantic enough to say it shouldn't be on metal storm because you have to give credit to those early hard rock bands which paved the way for the development of heavy metal itself.

For me, Tool have retained a heavy element in their sound which is probably more akin to modern post-metal than prog and therefore could still be described as a heavy band.


Yeah that's fair enough, it does straddle the heavy rock/metal border a lot of the time for me.

Written by Rufus Valentine on 14.04.2021 at 13:31

Anyway, I'm just being pedantic and procrastinating on Metal Storm is going to cost me my job!


Yep can definitely agree on this bit lol
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14.04.2021 - 13:42
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by musclassia on 14.04.2021 at 13:33

Written by Rufus Valentine on 14.04.2021 at 13:31

Anyway, I'm just being pedantic and procrastinating on Metal Storm is going to cost me my job!


Yep can definitely agree on this bit lol


Oh the sheer number of reviews I've written on the clock.
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


2021 goodies
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06.05.2021 - 01:01
Rating: 8
Metallized

There has been an incredible improving both in the songwriting and in the variety of the songs, I really don't get why this has almost the same average score of their previous album. Nice surprise also for me
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03.07.2021 - 08:28
Rating: 10
Ryanm123

Just found this album because of the awards it won (and had to check it out based on the artwork). The music really matches the artwork, this album sounds like a soundtrack to another world. It's one of the most refreshing prog releases I've heard in a long time.
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