Anguish, catharsis and brutality. They're the first three words that come to mind after numerous listens to Loma Prieta
's new album. I haven't been able to put down I.V.
since I got a first listen late Saturday night. The album peaks in the stereo along with the emotional drain and intensity you would expect to come from the band. Unlike the fan herald Last City
, Loma Prieta hide their melodies instead of separating the two in the explosive and draining behavior throughout their new album. The somewhat melodic shift on the opening "Fly By Night" is a perfect example of this. It's the sun shining through the clouds of a summer rain. It's really the way "Trilogy 6 'Forgetting'" keeps...