LORD GREEN: Sound and Vision: Cassette

A strong debut from this Illinois stoner punk band. Their style is a little slower and sort of rambling which, coupled with the high presence of bass tones in the mix, reminds me a lot of Born Against, but with more obvious crossover tones a la early Annihilation Time. The riffs are catchy (especially the song “Circle Takes the Square”), but not as memorable as they could be. The band’s main strong point is that they seamlessly flow from faster punk rock parts into more groovy jam sessions. These guys are great live and are definitely a band to watch out for.

 –guest (Self-released, myspace.com/lordgreen420)