‘Lightning At The Door’
10 songs, 55 minutes
New West Records (2014)
It’s difficult to mute the enthusiasm when discussing this band and, particularly, this album.
“Lightning At The Door” is a sensational collection of songs that borrow from many greats of many genres. It’s Delta, doom and brooding blues. It’s Far East, deep South and stoner rock.
In essence, it’s a creative achievement worthy of its own aspirations.
From the revelatory opener, “Funeral for a Great Drunken Bird” — featuring jazz-style drumming, feedback and pentatonic dissonance — to the capstone closer, “Mountain,” this record is infused with excellence.
An absolutely masterful effort.