- Artist: Lucid
- Format: CD
- Release Date:10/21/2008
'IV Year...which has a range of rock offering a unique blend of Alternative Metal that goes from hard to harder with a twist of downtempo now and then to bring it back' -The LPM Voice "The strong and sincere vocal delivery suits the material very well. The musicianship is solid, tight and driving." -TAXI "... in the image of Louisiana, these guys simply refreshed my memory of what the 'Party State' is all about. The band that I'm talking about is none other than Lucid! ...We will definitely be looking forward to seeing Lucid the next time that they come to Texas!" -DJ JT Iroc102 Ever since Lucid crashed the Baton Rouge rock scene, the band has showcased a hard rock/jam band core with funk and blues bass lines, pulse pounding metal riffs, and vocals that ranged from pensive and soulful to vein popping screams. Constantly striving to keep their sound alive and avoid stagnation, Lucid began venturing into other avenues of music to further enhance their own. Slowly the nucleus of their style began to morph into a more melodic and flowing vibe that takes you from melancholy lows and thrusts you forward into rhythmic highs. Furthermore, to assure that the band would not be pigeonholed into a typical metal style, they incorporate drop tempo melodies to intensify the dynamic sweep of many of their songs. Through their exploration Lucid has found the proper channels to take their music to a progressive sound that is not only exciting to the body, but is also insightful to the soul. While considered progressive hard rock, the band still enjoys keeping that jam band feel that helped start it all. It took a few years of searching, but guitarist Adam Hawley and bassist Jess Reed completed Lucid's lineup in 2003 with vocalist Justin Landry and drummer Chance Toups. Playing local bars, the band began building their fan base by covering other artists while writing original music. Although enjoying success in their scene, it wasn't long before Lucid was dealt their first heavy blow when Toups stepped down as drummer due to newfound fatherhood. The band found their next drummer in Bert Thibodeaux. Fast forward three short months and they were in the studio recording their first full-length album, IV Year. Immediately following it's release the band hit the road on a gulf coast tour appropriately titled "The Colossal Fabulous Tour." Not long after coming home Bert decided to leave the band, putting Lucid once again on the search for a drummer. After several grueling months spent auditioning drummers, Terry "Tiny" Pitre, through a mutual friend, appeared with beats that felt like home. Once Tiny joined the family, Lucid felt the rush of new blood and began writing material to prep for their next project. Lucid is currently releasing their sophomore album, Odysseus Complex. To further elaborate the profoundness of this experience, the Odysseus Complex trilogy will be created as three EP's, each having it's own fingerprint on the album's story. The trinity will take you through a world of emotions, fears, loves, trials and triumphs while you tap your foot and bang your head. It all begins with "Premonition;" the introduction of the darkness that dwells within, feeding your doubt, crushing your spirit and ultimately trying to consume you. It boasts tracks such as, "In the Night" and "Shotgun" that jump head first into the most insecure spaces of the mind while being chased by hard hitting fast paced drums and guitars. With the end of this tunnel still long out of sight, one can only wonder, will it's end bring a vibrant light or only more darkness?
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