Lodown - Black Horse (Bhurr Records/RCD Music) - Back
In Windsor, Ontario on the other side of the Detroit river from Detroit there is a heavy rock band called Lodown that call that city home. These guys play a variation of hard rock, nu metal, grunge, and stoner rock. Whatever variation you call them, they are trying to make a mark on the rock/metal scene with their disc “Black Horse.” They have some nice rockin’ riffs, certain ones have a cool weighty tone, which kind of gives them a badass sound. It’s hard to pinpoint their sound, but think anywhere between Filter, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, Dope, Chevelle, Helmet, and Kyuss, and you might get close. The deviation depends on the part or track you are talking about. The catchy riffs make it appealing, but they also stereotype the other bands of similar sound. Just seems somewhat dated, like it came out 10 years ago. Rather simple riffing, though it’s somewhat effective, I can’t help but feel that something is missing. The yelling grimace vocals are pretty cool, some soulful singing is included in the mix, but nothing to really right home about. I’m not gonna say this is bad, because its not, but I need something a little more. A firm effort all around, and it would seem that they have a sound that you might here on a hard rock radio show. So you never know, one of these eleven songs off this forty-eight minute CD called “Black Horse” may land on your local radio station.


Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins