Label: Acid King
Acid King are the rare band that get exponentially better with each release. This 2005 offering came after a four-year gap, in which time bandleader Lori S. presumably worked round the clock to achieve the fuzziest, most trance-inducing guitar sound of her career (or all of metal, for that matter). These guys all too often get lumped in with stoner-rock bands, but III is all metal, as one listen to "2 Wheel Nation," "Into the Ground" and "Heavy Load" will attest. As always, Lori S.'s space-chant vocals are cool on a "Planet Caravan" level.