Lotus Gait took its name from Propagandhi and its game from a lifelong love of all things metal. This contrast makes perfect sense when you absorb the menacing merger of styles this Denver-based four-piece has crafted. While the influence of the former ...
Lotus Gait took its name from Propagandhi and its game from a lifelong love of all things metal. This contrast makes perfect sense when you absorb the menacing merger of styles this Denver-based four-piece has crafted. While the influence of the former is admittedly a bit subtler, it's there, nonetheless, most noticeable, perhaps, in the band's presentation and ideology than its sound, necessarily.
From the snippet of The Great Dictator speech ("We have lost the way. Greed has poisoned mens' souls. We think too much and feel too little") that appears on "Virgin Blood," the title track of the band's eight-song debut, to the hand-drawn, black and white artwork that adorns the cover, it's evident that the members of Lotus Gait have put quite a bit of thought into what they're doing.
Likewise, they've applied the same sort of care into creating their sound. Rather than offering up some pandering, incongruous mash-up, the act's delivers its songs with a genuine palpable sense of reverence on both ends of the spectrum -- while you're apt to pick out strands of punk in the blend on songs like "D.T.F.," Lotus Gait clearly knows its way around metal, as you'll hear from the arpeggios and galloping guitar lines on cuts like "Destroyers of the Night" and "Serpent Eyes."
Built upon a solid classic metal foundation, Lotus Gait – which has performed at and/or headlined at most of the Mile High City's most lauded venues, such as the Gothic Theatre, Bluebird Theater, Summit Music Hall and Marquis Theater, warming up stages for an array of diverse acts from Prong to Anvil to the Iron Maidens -- adds in enough modern flourishes to appeal to a broad audience of metal fans with a totally distinctive sound.