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Lung – All the King’s Horses

There are a handful of bands that swap guitars for cellos in a heavy rock or metal context, and every other one that does spends at least a little time making a joke of it. This is not to say they are bad bands, but they are all a little ironic about the cello.

Lung is nothing like those bands: Lung is all in on the cello. That the cello is not an instrument typically heard in heavy music seems utterly irrelevant to the duo; they play what suits them, and what suits them is cello-based, and loud. Moreover, their music doesn’t much sound like anything else.

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