A Storm Of Light are New York-based metal alchemists, featuring former NEUROSIS visual master Josh Graham. Kim Thayil (SOUNDGARDEN) lends guitar on several tracks. On this release the band ditched the heavy rock elements of its previous release in favour of influences of f.i. Killing Joke, Bad Brains, Metallica and Crash Worship. This approach brings back the intensity of ‘Black Ocean’, but with the speed and precision that reminds of the band’s metal influences. While there still are a couple of slower/sludgy tunes, some songs are twice as fast as the older material.
Comments STORM founding guitarist/vocalist Josh Graham “These songs are much more focused. Even the more ‘epic’ songs are shorter but still accomplish the same journey as the longer songs used to. We’ve ditched the rock elements of the last record and let our early influences of Killing Joke, Bad Brains, Metallica and Crash Worship seep in. We are bringing back the intensity of Black Ocean but with the speed and precision ore akin to our metal influences. While there are still some slower/sludgy tunes, some songs are twice as fast as the older material.”
(Southern Lord Records)