Power Trip: Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord, 2017)
This is not a concept record — well, it is a concept record but it’s a rather simple concept. 32 minutes of smacking the listener around. Certainly not the most melted or manic metal out there, this is a no nonsense shot to the dome.
I would say the guitar sound and the playing slightly star here, but the band locks together and stomps your brains in. The drummer engages in some undercover swinging, just a wee bit and hiw work subtly changes the vibe of the record. Some hardcore, some classic metal, it’s a piquant blend of Metallica and Motorhead but without the redneck nonsense of Metallica and Lemmy’s, well I’m not really sure what Lemmy was about. Talk about a concept, fucking Lemmy.
In this fantastic Trump era (which I have really been enjoying), I spin the tune Executioner’s Axe daily to get the hate levels up.