Lords of Light and Thunder
Reviewer: Eric Compton
This spacey San Diego act have been active since 2004, releasing full-length albums in 2007 and 2011. This year the act returns for their third record to date, a hotbed of grinding, electric riffage known aptly as 'Lords of Light and Thunder'. Lengthy opener 'Galaxians' curtain jerks the show, a mid-paced spiraling rhythm with fat percussion and buzzing riffs. The manic solo at 4:29 shows off the band's versatility well. I love the momentum and over-the-top energy on "Dr. Pain" and "Kid Nitro". Kudos to the mammoth production values via Sound of Sirens' Studio (San Rafael, CA).