Maserati Pyramid of the Sun

Maserati Pyramid of the Sun
Released exactly a year and a day after the accidental death of drummer Jerry Fuchs, Pyramid serves as a bittersweet farewell for their bandmate. As with previous efforts, the group draw upon Krautrock, icy '80s synth soundtracks and a guitar sound that combines progressive, vintage U2 histrionics. While exuberance is omnipresent, the group are still stuck a gear or two below true explosiveness. This reserve of energy works on cooler tracks like "They'll No More Suffer from Thirst," a retro-feel sequencer opus featuring Zombi's Steve Moore. On the flipside, guitar-driven sibling "They'll No More Suffer from Hunger" edges towards muscularity the rest of the album lacks. Most of Pyramid's tracks are dance-friendly rock instrumentals that work in the moment but lack enough definition to be memorable afterwards. (Temporary Residence)