Light This City

Album Review: Terminal Bloom by Light This City (9/10)

A 10-year hiatus can have quite the effect on any band. Along with next-to-impossible expectations set, most artists return with a new writing approach, distancing them-selves further from their roots. On this, their fifth studio album, S.F. Bay Area natives Light This City call bullshit. Terminal Bloom takes Laura Nichol’s vocals back to vintage Remains of the Gods, while Ben Murray and company pick up right where they left off 10 years prior: thrashy death metal with the band’s signature metal breakdowns in tow. Standouts include “Reality In Disarray,” “A Grotesque Reflection” and “Dormant Tide.”

Rating: 9/10
Creator-Destructor Records
Producer: Zack Ohren