BALL OF LIGHT: Flux: CD

I’ll get to the point here—Flux is a workhorse from start to finish. These Ohioans blast through their follow up to their debut EP last year without hesitation or time to breathe. From guys who helped round out Everyday Objects, Raging Nathans, Lost Hands Found Fingers, et cetera, this is hardcore-leaning tech metal at its finest; a band that could fit right in on a label like Relapse or Hydra Head back in the day. Make sure to check out their video for “Forms and Formalities” animated by Evan Wolff of Vacation, as it’s really something. –Steve Adamyk (Rad Girlfriend, radgirlfriendrecords.storenvy.com)