Review : LIGHTNING BOLT - Hypermagic Mountain
TinyMixTapesWhat's with the lukewarm response to Psychic Paramount? Because the two best tracks on there mop the floor, in terms of sheer intensity, with anything Lightning Bolt has ever done. Mind you, I love them both. And Psychic Paramount is more the prog side of implosive guitar/drums mayhem while LB is the scrappy punk rock side....full text
PlaylouderWhat blessed bastardry is this? It's bloody brilliant, that's what it is.
For the uninitiated (and surely there aren't that many left around these parts who haven't at least heard of this word-of-mouth sensation) Lightning Bolt are a duo of epic proportions. They came out of the Rhode Island, Providence performance art scene; Brian Chippendale played drums, Brian Gibson played bass; and when they got together, it was Mordor. ...full text
DustedMagazineAlthough Lightning Bolt has existed since the late ’90s, it was only with 2001’s landmark Ride the Skies that the Providence, Rhode Island duo began garnering praise as the supposed cream of the noise crop. But labeling these Brians (Gibson on bass, Chippendale on drums and vocals) simply as noise artists places them in confines that don't necessarily do them justice....full text
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