They do share a similarly heavy, fuzzy sound. And a mostly sluggish pace. I have reason to suspect that both Electric Wizard and Lizzard Wizzard, in fact, might be drug users. It's possible! It's reasonable to believe that's what some of the lyrics are referring to, anyway. But there are other differences as well.
First, the songs are shorter. Most of the tracks on Lizzard Wizzard run about 5 minutes. The vocals are harsh, as opposed to the drug-haze of Jus. And . . . really that's the only difference. Besides the extra z and the reptilian/electronic distinctions, which are, as I mentioned, key.
Bottom line is, this is good stuff, even if it isn't original. Since this is name-your-price on Bandcamp, there is no reason not to get it.
The band has also seen fit to embed the lyrics on the MP3 files, so you get the wonderfully literary gems like "Reptile Dysfunction," the entire lyrics of which are
Bongs, bongs, bongsTo be honest, I'm not quite sure whether "Total Handjob Future" is utopian or dystopian. And the band's clear hatred for irresponsible dog owners in "Dogs Die in Hot Cars" is what pushed me over the edge when I couldn't quite decide on a final score for the record.
The Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars