Columbus, Ohio’s fuzz-rock quartet Lo-Pan might well be some of the most hardened road warriors of the US at this point.
Having traveled endlessly across every corner of the states for years, they’re about to embark on their first quest to conquer Europe and the UK with riffs that easily uphold the name of their 2014 album, Colossus.
While these guys slip easily into shows and crowds full of doom’s meatiest titans, they have the catchiness and singability that turns volume dials up, makes show-goers ditch the bar for a spot in the crowd and just might get a few folks caught singing in the shower the next day. This is the refreshing type of heavy music that rejects the tired method of rehashing Sabbath riffs and gives it a run for its hard earned money while adding just a hint of sensitivity; the same MO that has previously caused bands like ASG and Baroness to ensnare the hearts of even the burliest, beardiest of doom fans.
Bring on the beers and get ready prepare for a stiff neck – Lo-Pan aren’t going to let you get away without breaking a sweat.
Kind Words: Cat Jones