Lies, the debut from San Diego’s ROD OF CORRECTION, showcases a tasteful collision of punk, metal and hardcore that only veteran players could bring to the table. Though punk and metal have a long, sordid history of playing footsy, true heads always check for the next mutation this pairing has to spawn, and for these hoary hosts of Hoggoth doth the ROD OF CORRECTION exist. LEEWAY, BROKEN BONES, ANTHRAX, SUICIDAL and EXCEL all contribute to the foundation of the group’s sound, but it’s the members’ collective decades of playing in various bands that give them the foresight not to simply plagiarize, but rather build off said foundation and create an honest vision they can call their own. This vision extends to every detail of Lies, with extreme attention paid to tone, production, artwork and lyrics. The result is an enduring record that demands repeat spins, cranked up real high, complimented by a heavy dose of fist banging mania. This isn’t retro, this isn’t throwback, this isn’t Venice or New York or Stoke-On-Trent. This is the R.O.C.