"Lightning Born" (Ripple Music; 2019)

Reviewed by Snidermann

When you first experience a great rock'n'roll band—not an average one, but a great one—you know from that very first note that your listening experience is going to be awesome.

That's exactly what happened to me when I first put Lightning Born's self-titled CD into my player (I know, CD player? Don't ask). Anyway, this band and their music jumped out at me like a hammer and didn't let up for eleven tracks and 51 minutes later. Frankly, I was out of breath when it was all over! The band has a 70s-era Sabbath/Deep Purple vibe and I'm A-Okay with that! As I listened to the band's style and talent, all I could think was that these guys would sound great live!

This shit is loud, tight, stripped-down heavy music with no hidden meaning. It's just hard rock'n'roll that gets the head bobbing and the feet moving.

Lightning Born is a team of popular musicians: Mike Dean (CORRSION OF CONFORMITY); Erik Sugg (DEMON EYE), Dozer Hawes (MEGA COLLASUS) and Brenna Leath (THE HELL NO).   Great band and great CD!

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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