Infected Mushroom

Legend Of The Black Shawarma (Justin Time)

Rating: N

The seventh full-length from Infected Mushroom was originally intended to be a concept record about the places in Israel where Haifa natives/band leaders Erez Eisen and Amit Duvdevani enjoy eating. But even they couldn’t stomach that direction and gave up after a few tracks.


When it’s not offering culinary trance beats, Legend afflicts listeners with heavy guitars and vocals courtesy of Jonathan Davis, Korn’s frontman. His work on Smashing The Opponent is intolerably boring. Perry Farrell sings on the ballad Killing Time. Both appearances should annoy Mushroom traditionalists, since they feature slow, vocal-heavy meanderings that lack psychedelic foundations.

Cap off this writhing disaster with a cover of the Doors’ Riders On The Storm and you’ve got yourself some dirty fungus worth stepping over.

Top track: Saeed

Infected Mushroom play the Guvernment Saturday (February 6).

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