Lucid Grey
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Lucid Grey

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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"Lexington's Lucid Grey, New CD Review:"

Louisville Music News (Spring 2011) – Eddy Metal
Lexington's Lucid Grey, New CD Review:
I really like this band from Lexington. I'm checking out their new CD,Eucatastrophe, and it's very impressive. They played my show a few months back and I really enjoyed their set. This ethereal, hard rock band has a great sound, musicianship and songwriting skills. Good vocals and a great groove make Lucid Grey a Central Kentucky current favorite for me. Two of the guys do live in Louisville, though! The vocals of a guy who calls himself Mr. C remind me of Tool. The guy totally rocks, though, and mixes things up nicely. Dude has the goods. Range, power, the highs, the lows, and a helluva singing voice. Imagine Maynard with more balls! That would be Mr. C. The musicianship in Lucid Grey is off the charts. I could tell that right away. The duo guitars of Blue and Jmac work well, and these guys have a connection when they play. It comes across in the music. Great sound quality recording, too. “Free” starts off with a great laid-back sound, acoustics, orchestral instruments and some gong too. Wow, this sounds amazing! These guys got it going on.Killer background vocals too. Man, I need to book these guys back soon!
“Eucatastrophe” is the CD's title track. It starts off slow and doesn't impress at first, but then comes in rocking with some lovely choruses. Cool tempo changes, too. I love when bands break it down with slower beats. This song reminds me of the before-their-time, Nineties band Ultraspank.
Ultraspank rocked, so that is a major compliment. This song has a lot of elements, but I wouldn't call it metal or straight out hard rock. It's a lot more thought-provoking, and layered. There is a lot of stuff going on in Lucid Grey's music. The producer was excellent on this CD.
I like how “Out Of Focus” starts. Melodic, entrancing, mellow intro riffing, and then “Pow!”, a fist to the piehole. Leaves quite an impression on those listening. Great groove. Smooth as silk.
This one kinda has a FFDP type sound, with the intro riffing sticking around the sound a little bit even over the heavy parts. I love that style of songwriting. A nice breakdown again, ending with pure power and the background riffing adding melody. Excellent. These guys need to play Louevil more often and will if I have anything to say about it. “The treatment” starts off a bit happy sounding. A Kentucky acoustic vintage folk vibe permeates this guitar tone in a way I find most appealing. What the hell is that? Some weird guitar like a Dobro or something folksy? A banjo? That doesn't sound like a normal acoustic. I'm a city slicker, so I'm perplexed. Whatever it is sounds killer. This song is way cool.
The guys don't write short simple songs like most of us. They make each song a journey or story that has many chapters to it. Lucid Grey is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get, but you are pretty sure it will be good when all is said and done.
You want to hear a great newer band? Lucid Grey is a band to check out! Yes, they sound quite a bit like Tool at times, but there is no denying the musicianship/skills on this original music CD.
I am very impressed with these Lexington rockers.
- Louisville Music News


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Lucid Grey, with its current line-up, was conceived in 2003 and since its inception has made waves in live performance, radio, film, and TV. Lucid Grey maintains an ecclectic sound that weaves intriguing musical themes and lyrics over a bed of a colorful blend of styles from alternative, hard rock, metal, and earthy acoustic (sometimes backwoods instruments). They also incorporate orchestral percussion to provide a broad spectrum of sound and power.

The most recent news for Lucid Grey is their January 2013 licensing agreement with NASCAR for 12 tunes (instrumental and vocal versions) that fit the description of "Epic Orchestral Rock".

Please view the discography below to see what else Lucid Grey has done.