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Classic Album Review: Chrome Locust | Chrome Locust

The rip-snorting New York trio seize the stoner-rock torch from the Left Coasters.

This came out in 1999 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Fu Manchu, Nebula and the like have been bogarting the stoner-rock torch for the last few years, but now it’s time to pass it down the line — there’s a new buzz band in town.

That would be New York’s Chrome Locust, a rip-snorting power trio featuring two ex-members of D-Generation (including Todd Youth, who’s also done time in Agnostic Front and Murphy’s Law). CL have all the moves down pat: the Black (Sabbath) and Blue (Cheer) metallurgy, the wah-wah boogie-rock vibe, The Stooges’ raw power, the teen-angst lyrics about conspiracies, demons and “playing Asteroids to Paranoid” — and, of course, the fuzzed-out sonic boom of Armageddon. And after that apocalypse, you can bet Chrome Locust will outlast even the cockroaches.