It’s amazing how much difference 3 years can make. I remember picking up the Struck By Lightning debut Serpents back in 2009 simply off the back of their quirky band name and being blown away by the sheer intensity of the crusty and sludgy hardcore contained within. Since then, Serpents has become a great ‘go-to’ record for those days when nothing else will do but it never really crossed my mind that the band kind of faded into the background afterwards.

However, come April 24th, Struck By Lightning will release their follow up in the form of True Predation through Translation Loss records and Pitchfork has just released the first teaser for the album, a cheerful ditty entitled ‘We Are All Just Rotting Corpses‘, which lumbers and creaks through dirty riffs and gruff shouts in the same way as labelmates Javelina. So if there’s room for more crusty core in your diet, Struck By Lightning deliver on a lot of levels and I would highly recommend it.

– DL

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