Label: Federal Prisoner
Released: 1st July 2022
Greg Puciato doesn’t stand still for anyone. Not musically, at least. From The Dillinger Escape Plan to Killer Be Killed to The Black Queen, he’s a musician that likes to flick between the dials, creatively satisfied at all times.
Since 2020 – yes, we all know what happened then – he’s been dropping solo material at pace, too. Putting a pin in second solo full-length ‘Mirrorcell’ is like pinning the proverbial jelly to the wall; there’s the sprawling ‘Reality Spiral’, the growling vibe of ‘I, Eclipse’ and the multi-faceted ‘Lowered’ – featuring guest vocals from Code Orange’s Reba Meyers. Variation in form doesn’t suggest an unwavering quality though.
Consistently good, often great, why stick to one lane when you can race in all of them at once? ■ Dan Harrison