Aggressive vocals combined with melodic riffs allude to metal godfathers; Hatebreed (lyrically, vocally, and melodically) while sticking to their hardcore influences (Comeback Kid, Holly Springs Disaster) . Instrumentally, Lucid Skies draws from d-beats, breakbeats, and breakdowns. The album is peppered with chugging bass lines and complimented by rhythmic guitar arrangements (Berger).
Their origin story is simple: Jesse Berger kick-started the process for collecting members and establishing a sound for Lucid Skies in Edmonton in 2009. Soon after, Berger recruited Nick Ogden to enhance the overall aggression and build their signature sound. Many of the members would frequent Avenue Theatre (formerly Avenue Skatepark) and attend local and touring hardcore and metalcore shows. It seemed it was only a matter of time before Sam Jackson (Bass), was bullied by the band to join, and soon followed after by Justin Smith (drums) as the final member for Lucid Skies. Inspired by his father, he too invested the time and money into his own kit and completed the line-up for Lucid Skies.
After becoming a staple on the Edmonton music scene, Lucid Skies are ready to unleash their follow up EP to ‘Grudge Match’ (2012). The Western Canadian tour dovetails with their 2013 release, ‘Hounds,’ it covers the trials and tribulations of keeping beef off the internet and back on the streets. ‘Hounds’ is set to release Tuesday, November 26, 2013 online (Amazon, Itunes, Cd Baby, Bandcamp).
Shared Stage w/
Fall City Fall, Blind Witness, Fall in Archea, Breaking Fourth Wall
August 2013 – Lucid Skies Bonfire Tour
Track Listing - Hounds EP
1. Shotgun Mouthwash
2. Left Hook
3. With Eyes
4. Count Me Out
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