New Releases: October 15, 2021 – The Lucid

The Lucid


I was lucky enough to have Drew Fortier send me “Maggot Wind” the first track off of the album earlier this year. The song instantly caught me by surprise, it sounded like a cool band on paper. But could they pull it off?

The instantly sounded like a mix between Stone Temple Pilots and Badlands to me. Vinnie Dombroski sounded like Ray Gillen in spots, and Scott Weiland in others. Vinnie is best known for fronting Sponge. On The Lucid, Vinnie is a chameleon, he sounds like well Vinnie Dombroski.  But he also channels many other influences. Aside from Weilan and Ray Gillen, Layne Stayley also comes to mind.

The band is rounded out by bassist David Ellefson, and drummer Mike Heller who is best known for his work in Fear Factory and Raven. Ellefson seems to be the last piece of the puzzle here.

The album sounds like an amped-up mix between 90s alternative rock, and straight-up hard rock. Filled with angst, hunger, and swagger.

The Lucid sounds sonically great, and the album is solid top to bottom.

Here is The Lucid with the track "Damned" off of their self-titled deubt.

Interested in checking out The Lucid by The Lucid before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


dUg Pinnick – Joy Bomb

Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground Fire

Alcatrazz – V

Gemini Syndrome – 3rd Degree – The Rising

Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes – Sticky

Lords Of Black – Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. II

Ice Nine Kills – The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood

Northgate – Eternal Flame

Ded – School Of Thought

The Grandmaster – Skywards

Leverage – Above The Beyond

Skeletoon – The 1.21 Gigawatts Club

Snafu – Exile/Banishment

Order – The Gospel

Interesting Times Gang – Beats, No Rhymes, No Life

Craneium – Unknown Heights

Xoth – Interdimensional Invocations

Feed The Corpses To The Pigs – This Insidious Horror

Perpetual Elude – Now Is The Time

Devoid – Lonely Eye Movement

Aeon – God Ends Here

Hippotraktor – Meridian

Twelve Foot Ninja – Vengeance

Cherubs – Slo Blo 4 FRNZ & SXY

Destiny – In Continuum

Hate – Rugia

Last Days Of Eden – Butterflies

Perpetual Etude – Now Is The Time

The Georgia Thunderbolts – Can We Get A Witness

Vildhjarta – Masstaden Under Vatten


The Agonist – Days Before The World Wept

The Hawkins – Aftermath


Ozzy Osbourne – Down To Earth 20th Anniversary Edition


Your Mom – Comes Alive!


Judas Priest – 50 Heavy Metal Years Of Music Box Set

Seether – Vicennial – 2 Decades Of Seether

The Melvins – Five Legged Dog

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