Reviewed by: Lara Supan
A review from Paste calls Deleted Scene’s type of music “impossible to categorize”. I’d probably just go with “bad”.
This album is abysmal. It starts with the ironic lyric “be not afraid, we know the way”, when it’s obvious they don’t know their way out of a paper bag when it comes to creating a listenable, poignant piece of music. With lyrics that are hardly intelligible and rhythmic themes that sound like an elementary exercise in ostinato and minimalism, these boys need to retake Music 101.
Track 8, titled “House of Dust”, is particularly unlistenable. This discombobulated, through-composed piece of dogrel combines what I can only assume is an attempt at free jazz with gravelly speak singing that makes lead singer Dan Scheuerman sound like he’s going through puberty.
This absolutely uninspired and sloppy-at-best album is an absolute waste of your time. While many artists in this genre will claim that critics “just don’t get it”, I can promise you that with my degree in Jazz Studies and extensive theory knowledge, Lithium Burn just misses the mark by a long shot. You’ve been warned.