Late June brought the 2012 Southern Lord tour to Houston. Walter’s new location at the northern edge of downtown was the site. The venue was great; the perfect combination of laid back and professional. The tour was even better. You can see Loond’s full write-up of it here. It was the tour of year so far. The whole thing – Black Breath, Martyrdod, Burning Love, and Enabler – felt like watching history unfold, like being there when the NWOBHM was born. It was that good. And whatever the fuck kind of music you want to classify Burning Love as, they’re the KISS of it. A lot of bands better start figuring out what to do next, because they just got categorically out-rocked.