The entire album exceeds any sort of high expectation you should have had for the band. Colossus demonstrates a defining sound of the new wave of heavy stoner rock. Fuzz based progressive riff rock with a punk pace and the precision harmony of heavy metal.
Much like the album cover portrayal, the music is sharp and symmetrical, confident and boisterous, and worthy of a double take, or triple play in my case to absorb the full experience lurking within its own shadow. Lo-Pan has spawned an accessibly heavy as hell rawk n’ roll masterpiece with tantalizing vocal moans registering laterally to label mates Sasquatch and Deville.
My only beef with this album is a slab of oozing sirloin steak to accompany it's smoldering feast of stoned out riffs. Cooked to perfection with an aroma fit for dive bar brethren alike. Colossus has conquered the ranks into becoming a quintessential stoner rock powerhouse not to go unheard. They are touring the US NOW with Black Cobra and I for one am thrilled to get a chance to see them live in my home town of Reno/Sparks at 'The Alley' on 9/30/14. As far as venues go, The Alley is hard to beat with its grungy, dive atmosphere and a sound system and acoustics capable of blowing the joint's doors into the Land of Oz. I can only imagine Lo-Pan live in this setting and I shall soon find out as I missed their last pit stop a couple years back. Pre-orders for digital, CD, and vinyl are up over at bandcamp linked below. Colossus will be released in early October. Don’t be shy, order up.