Los Angeles power trio Nebula has undergone some turbulence in the past few years, what with co-founder Ruben Romano vamoosing and the revolving door installed by the bass chair. So it's been a while since we had any cosmic blasts from that corner of the universe. But founder/singer/guitarer Eddie Glass has kept it together, man, with bassist Tom Davies and new drummer Rob Oswald, returning to his old stomping grounds at Tee Pee Records. Now that the angel dust has settled, it's business at usual: acid-drenched, bluesy hard rock, a cornucopia of electric/acoustic guitar textures, spacey production quirks and stoner philosophy like In my mind/everything's alright (from the head-nodding ass-kicker In the Depths). And thank the New Gods for that - if there's one band on the planet not named Motorhead that doesn't need to change one iota, it's this bunch. If you wanna keep your feet in the mud while reaching for the supernovae, Nebula's got better rockets than anybody.
- Michael Toland