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Lye By Mistake

Lye By Mistake ‎- Fea Jur - 2009 - Black Market Activities ‎

Lye By Mistake is a very exciting experimental technical progressive metal band mixing hardcore, jazz, fusion, and metal with insane genre bending breakdowns. They should be a welcome addition to fans of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MR. BUNGLE, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, MY BITTER END, and MOD FLANDER'S CONSPIRACY. They were approved by the Prog Metal Team and are very highly recommended! © Prog Archives, All rights reserved

You know those warnings they put up for epilepsy sufferers about shows with flashing lights? Something like that needs to be offered with Lye By Mistake's latest release. A jarring experience, the album is so hyperactive, intense and overwhelming one thinks they're having some sort of seizure as their ears struggle to process every nuance in the world all at once. A little less aggressive than contenders Psyopus, yet no less frantic, the band's disgusting technical ability results in jazz-influenced progressive metal that steals from the likes of Weather Report, 2112-era Rush and a weird co-pilfering of Santana's salsa-infused guitar and Satriani's endless fret board antics. From sublimely intricate, melodic passages rife with nuances to blaring rock/metal boasting searing guitar solos and all points in between, Fea Jur is a rousing musician's musician experience that shocks and angers as much as it rocks and swaggers. © Keith Carman (Blackmarket Activities) http://exclaim.ca/Reviews/Metal/lye_by_mistake-fea_jur

As someone constantly on the lookout for new and exciting music to dig into, there are few things more refreshing than discovering a new excellent band. Lye By Mistake may have started out rooted in the mathcore scene, and while even hearing the 'mathcore' label tossed around a band would have me avoid it like the plague, Lye By Mistake's second album has evidently disposed of their original style for something else that would be best described as a perfect incarnation of jazz fusion metal. Essentially, take the music of a jazz guitarist like Pat Metheny, add in a sheath of technical metal, and out comes Lye By Mistake's second album 'Fea Jur', an album that will quickly repulse any metalhead with a slight aversion to jazz music, but perfect for anyone who would like to see what can be accomplished with the jazz metal style. All of the music here is completely instrumental, and all things considered, this was a great decision for Lye By Mistake. Listening to the intense technicality and quirky heaviness of the album, having any sort of vocals on top of the music would tend to distract from what could not otherwise be the greatest aspect of the band's sound; the instrumentation. With the exception of a quaint acoustic piece that comes before the closing track, the music here keeps the energy and showmanship up, alternating between the jazz and progressive metal elements. The metal leaning side of 'Fea Jur' seems to be derived somewhat from the 'djent' sound innovated by Meshuggah, at least as far as the percussive rhythm guitars are concerned. The main focus is often on the lead guitars though, which bind the light and heavy aspects of Lye By Mistake together by the fact that regardless of the dynamic the band is playing, it's usually a safe bet that the lead guitar is blistering away with some mind- numbingly technical exercise. Although this may sound exhausting and even boring on paper, the way that Josh Bauman layers the guitars and incorporates memorable sections of melody and weirdness into his leads is incredible, and even being someone that has become somewhat opposed to the tired concept of guitar virtuoso albums, 'Fea Jur' manages to stay very interesting. Although the album is specialized towards a very particular brand of jazz metal that some may find incredibly indulgent (and it is), 'Fea Jur' is one of very few albums I have heard in the genre of metal that is able to do its jazz elements a proper justice. Quite often, Lye By Mistake will feel like a jazz band that dabbles in metal, as opposed to the contrary, and this only works towards the band gaining a more distinct voice in my ears. A jazzy masterpiece from these talented instrumentalists. Review by & © Conor Fynes ***** 9/10 © Prog Archives, All rights reserved. http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=25538

If Dillinger Escape Plan and Psyopus had a baby who loved jazz-fusion and couldn’t talk, you’d have Lye by Mistake. The band is ostensibly metal—it is signed to Metal Blade imprint Black Market Activities, after all—in approach, though it’s obvious on its second album, Fea Jur, the band’s sonic range espouses a much broader spectrum of sensibilities. The improvisation of jazz is at the forefront, accented mercilessly with mind-blowing displays of virtuosic arpeggios and scale progressions most guitar players aren’t nimble enough to manage. “The Condition” and “Vanguard to Nowhere” are prime examples of this technical prowess, though elements of it pervade the entire record like a bizarre musical version of Tourette’s syndrome. Fittingly, “Invincible Bad Ass” displays the heavier side of Lye By Mistake in a thundering prog-rock wet dream, as does the raging animosity of “Stag”. Then there’s the very out of place and Nick Drake-ish “Missouri Tomater”, which is gently strummed icing on the weird cake. By the time Fea Jur is over, it seems like a schizophrenic hurricane has just roared through your eardrums. At once disorienting, awesome, and destructive, Lye by Mistake has produced a staggering record that will thoroughly impress and confuse, depending on who’s listening. By & © Andrew Dietzel 3 December 2009 RATING 8/10 © popmatters.com © http://www.popmatters.com/review/116926-lye-by-mistake-fea-jur/

Not many bands can say they equally recall the Dillinger Escape Plan and Return to Forever, but as it turns out, Lye by Mistake are not your average/ordinary band, as evidenced by their 2009 release, Fea Jur. This all-instrumental release certainly displays some impressive technique by the bandmembers on their respective instruments -- and although Lye by Mistake are only a three-piece, they present quite a fusion-metal onslaught. And while it may be tempting to write Fea Jur off as a prog release, as with all good fusion releases (especially those from the first wave, in the early '70s), not everything is precise -- which creates a nice "Will they pull it off?" vibe throughout. Sure, quite a few bands have tried to replicate vintage fusion acts over the years, but Fea Jur is one of the few albums that gets it right. In fact, if you were to tone down the metal side of such selections as "Big Red Button" and "The Condition," these two in particular wouldn't have sounded exactly out of place on a landmark release like Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy. Although fusion music may not be as common in the early 21st century as it was in the decade that gave us bell-bottoms, platform shoes, and Afros, it is still very much alive and breathing, as evidenced by Lye by Mistake's Fea Jur. © Greg Prato © 2014 AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. | All Rights Reserved http://www.allmusic.com/album/release/fea-jur-mr0001047327

Highly skilled jazz metal with the emphasis on jazz, this is a potent complex fusion metal album with fantastic musicianship. If you like artists like Wayne Krantz who constantly try to expand the boundaries of metal jazz fusion, you may find this album a very worthwhile listen. Check out LBM’s “Arrangements for Fulminating Vective” album [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 118 Mb]


1 Big Red Button 4:04
2 The Condition 6:08
3 Invincible Bad Ass 5:46
4 Vanguard To Nowhere 8:52
5 Stag 5:26
6 Fea Jur 7:12
7 Missouritomater 1:27
8 Money Eating Mary (Karaoke Mix) 11:04

All tracks composed by Bauman, Truesdale, & Button


Josh Bauman - Guitar
Johnnie Truesdale - Bass
Drew Button – Percussion


Lye By Mistake are an experimental metal band from St. Louis, Missouri that formed in 2004. They released their most recent album, Fea Jur, on October 13, 2009. They blend many genres into their music, including Progressive rock, Jazz fusion, and Mathcore. After they formed, they self produced and released a five track EP, "The Fabulous" in 2004. In May 2006, they released their debut album "Arrangements For Fulminating Vective" on Lambgoat Records. The album was mixed by Eric Rachel and mastered by Alan Douches. In June 2008, vocalist Tony Saputo left the band. The band intended to find another vocalist, but decided to continue for their second album as an instrumental band. In October 2009, "Fea Jur" was released as their sophomore effort on the record label Black Market Activities. The band's name comes from Edward Gorey's book of the illustrated alphabet, in which J is for James who took lye by mistake - Wiki

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