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Cascades

by Light Pupil Dilate

A crushing mixture of hardcore, punk, metal, and prog rock; like an explosive mixture between Botch, Helmet, Jesus Lizard, and Sepultura.
Genre: Rock: Emo
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Light Pupil Dilate really manage to pull off kick ass rockin' noise while prying chunks of virtually every heavy style under the sun together...Good shit!" - Dave Brenner, Metal Maniacs November 2003
"Cascades is a sprawling hard-rock behemoth - a visceral torrent of chugging minor key structures, intricate melodic shifts, and bellowed vocals..." - Kevin Forrest Moreau Creative Loafing September 2003

LIGHT PUPIL DILATE

MICHAEL GREEN (DRUMS)
ERIC SEARLE (VOCALS, GUITAR)
MIKE CHVASTA (VOCALS, BASS)

Light Pupil Dilate hails from the southern city of Atlanta, GA. Starting years ago as a collaboration between bassist/vocalist Mike Chvasta and guitarist/vocalist Eric Searle, Light Pupil Dilate coalesced into their present form with the addition of drummer Michael Green (formerly of Atlanta hardcore band 12 Ounces) in 2001. This "power trio" has been steadily playing venues in the southeast for the past two years sharing stages with the likes of Today Is The Day, Cutthroats 9 (Unsane), and Totimoshi. In the fall of 2002, Light Pupil Dilate started recording their debut album, Cascades. They released the record in 2003 through Vert Records. Cascades was produced, engineered, and recorded entirely by Light Pupil Dilate in their rehearsal studio and took nearly six months to record. The band chose Matt Washburn of Ledbelly Studios (Mastodon, Norma Jean) to mix the album because of his experience with heavy music (and his cool demeanor!) Cascades was then mastered by the legendary Rodney Mills of Rodney Mills' Masterhouse (DIO, Lynard Skynard), who gave the album its final edge. The rest is history. Cascades is a thematic, "start to finish" album. No filler, just intense "in your face" rock.

The music falls somewhere within the sound of their influences. The drums pound like Sepultura, while the guitar's chordal patterns are reminiscent of Sunny Day Real Estate and Helmet. The bass lines are forceful and driving, much like Nomeansno or Shellac. Light Pupil Dilate delves into many styles mixing punk, metal, progressive rock, and noise to create a unique and gripping sound. The dual lead vocal presentations of guitarist Eric Searle and bassist Mike Chvasta reveal glimpses of their inner selves through imagery and intensity, using unique sing/scream harmonies and vocal trade-offs.

The trite rehashed radio and television rock of the present can be forgotten. Light Pupil Dilate's debut album, Cascades, is fresh and creative, and will definitely be the first in a long line of great albums from this Atlanta trio.

LIGHT PUPIL DILATE
C/O VERT RECORDS
P.O. Box 7967 Atlanta, GA 30357-0967
www.lightpupildilate.com
lightpupildilate@hotmail.com

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AlgoBlast

Heavy Rock Disto
These guys know how to rock. This is Metal the way it should be. Thanks for this.
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phatdaddypat

this album is the jam
This shit pummels from track one. These guys do it the right way with a 3 piece band where every instrument is as important as the next. Good lyrics, good songs. I see things happening for the LPD outta ATL. Props for your first in hopefully a long line of dope albums. Cascades will open a lot of peoples eyes.
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SEXSELLS RECORDS/ CHAD WIDNER

3 MAN WALL OF DEVISTATION TO METAL AS WE KNOW IT!
PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS KIDS.THIS 3MAN MONSTER IS FULL OF
COMPLEX CHANGES INCREDABLE PLAYING AND NO PREDICTIBILTY.HEAVY IS AN UNDERSTATMENT.CASCADES IS A MUST HAVE FOR ANGRY YOUTH THAT ARE TIRED OF MINDLESS METAL.
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Romain

Excellent album and very good musicianship.
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J Befalucas

stomping bliss!!
Heavy, brutal and beautiful. These guys kick some serious ass. Much appreciated good music.
J
www.cdbaby.com/hisorange3
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lazybones

heavy & relentless
Fantastic album - all instruments are excellent and are given ample room to move in this mathy metal trio. Complex & challenging without losing accessibility. All-around AWESOME!
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