Luxx comes across as a heavy fusion of alternative metal and ska-punk on their eponymous debut album. In general, the group leans toward the metal side of the equation, which shouldn't be surprising since producer Ron Saint-Germain has worked with Soundgarden, Tool and 311. Often, the riffs sink into sludge, but vocalist Katrina Chester is a welcome addition, adding some real aggression to the testosterone-addled guitars. Luxx has trouble coming up with cohesive songs -- their forte is power, not songcraft -- but there's enough metallic muscle on the record to make it a promising debut.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine