Lord are a band from Australia that plays power metal with elements of thrash, speed metal and melodic rock and this is a review of their 2013 album "Digital Lies" which was released by Dominus Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with no blast beats being present on this recording, while the bass playing has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them, as for the keyboards when they are utilized they b ring a very dark, atmospheric and symphonic sound to to the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast power metal riffs that use elements of thrash, speed, traditional metal and melodic hard rock influences to create a sound of their own as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very old school and melodic sounding power/heavy metal guitar solos and leads which utilize some prog elements at times, as for the classical guitars when they are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add elements of progressive music to the recording.
Vocals are mostly clean singing power metal vocals with some spoken word parts being utilized at times as well as some more aggressive thrash elements in addition there is a brief use of deep growls and screams being utilized on one song, while the lyrics cover betrayal, personal reflection, open mindedness, conflicts, life, death and some fantasy themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound to it with a couple of songs being long end epic in length and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some instrumentals being utilized at times.
In my opinion Lord are a very great sounding power metal band that are very diverse in t heir approach and if you are a fan of the many different styles this sub genre creates, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Betrayal Blind" "Point Of View" "The Chalkboard Prophet" and "Battle Of Venarium". RECOMMENDED BUY.
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