Lung Flower – Effigy

Once more, an independent band puts higher profile bands to shame. Lung Flower play seriously heavy groove metal in the vein of Pantera and Black Label Society. The packaging and art for this CD shows a commendable commitment to the physical product of music, and for that they should be applauded.

The production is clear and powerful; it has the kind of weight this music requires. Their playing is first-class and the songs come from the heart, not afraid to mine honest raw emotion.

A band to watch.

“Lung Flower seeks drummer for western canada tour and beyond”

Sat MAY 13: Lung Flower opening for Vallite (EP Release) along with The Silence Factory and Subsume @ Blind Beggar Pub, Calgary (Facebook event)

Steve Earles is author and co-author of numerous projects, including To End All Wars: The WWI Graphic Anthology, available summer 2014 (