Sounds Like: Turbonegro, Faith No More, Iron Maiden, The Dwarves, Lord Dying
A menacing merger of punk and metal, Lotus Gait nicked its name from Propagandhi and its game from a lifetime love of Slayer riffs. No frills and nothing fancy here. Just four working-class lads purging the soul-suffocating pangs of punching a clock with adrenalized odes to authenticity.
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“LOTUS GAIT are a band based in Denver, Colorado. With a shared passion for all things Metal and a take-no-prisoners attitude, the group rage unapologetically on their debut album, the wild and energetic “Virgin Blood.” Having opened for guys like ANVIL, PRONG, and LORD DYING in the past, it’s clear that this is a band that respects heavy music. Tut then, so do legions of other ho-hum bands trying to make it big. These guys however get things right with “Virgin Blood” by keeping their influences at an arm’s length, plenty close enough to notice them, but far enough to let their music breathe on its own. The action starts after a brief soundbite as the band pump out a series of riffs that go straight for the jugular on the album-opening title track. David Bartz stirs the pot with vocals straight off an early period RAZOR record, and shows himself to be quite capable as he adapts to the various changes in mood that the album takes. “Destroying The Night” is faster and jus”