LOTION

World Wide W.E.B.

Toxic State

Released: 17th October 2019

LP£19.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.


NYC’s L.O.T.I.O.N. could only exist in the now– the digital age ruled by a bloated capitalist tyrant consumed by a move toward totalitarianism. L.O.T.I.O.N. is hardcore in the digital age– bursting with nihilism, a sneering hatred for injustice and icy disdain for humanity at large in an era where an email or text is a sufficient substitute for a personal conversation. Heavy blend of dank industrial and psycho hardcore. Not for the weak! Fans of Ministry, Prodigy will froth. Despite the apocalyptic tone of the entire runtime of World Wide W.E.B., L.O.T.I.O.N. is clearly having a lot of fun. You can’t discount things like the cheeky album title or the cover which merges soldier of Fortune motifs with Terminator 2. There also seems to be some schizo-juxtaposition thrown here and there ala G.I.S.M. It all adds up to something amusing, but that’s only to soften the heavier message underneath.
L.O.T.I.O.N. make their trade in aggressive crust-synth punk. The band blasts forward in an unrelenting hardcore charge while jarring and jagged synths rip and buzz and beep between the tracks. And of course, there’s the mandatory samples talking about air raids or preparing for governmental collapse, similar to a darker vision of Hawkwind’s “Sonic Attack.”