Song Premiere: House of Lightning, “Smoke and Mirror”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 09.29.14 in News

Henry Wilson may have done time with doom titans Floor, but there’s none of that long shadow in “Smoke and Mirror,” from the long-delayed Lightworks from Wilson’s latest band, House of Lightning. Where Floor (mostly) lurches and thuds, “Smoke and Mirror” is a bright, breathless workout, opening with lightning-bolt riffs that play short and sharp against Wilson’s high, keening voice, the song nods towards titans like Dio and Iron Maiden, but douses the proceedings with a heavy dose of psychedelia, making the finished product as mysterious as it is mighty.

[Lightworks will be released October 14 on Translation Loss Records]