Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Album Review: "What Tomorrow Brings" by Lord

What Tomorrow Brings
Many different kinds of metal have come through my hands over the course of the past few years...and decades before that.

Something I don't pay enough attention to though, is power metal. More specifically, today we're looking at epic power metal.

We'll get into that more later.

Lord is from Australia. The good people at their label were kind enough to send me a CD of their latest release, What Tomorrow Brings. It's generously labeled as an EP.

Tim Lord ended his previous band, Dungeon, in order to create a solo project which has now been transmogrified into a full fledged band.

This all happened in 2003, but this is the first I've heard of them personally. Well, I'm always ready to listen to something I've never heard before and now I want to tell you about them.

This "EP" is about fifty minutes long, but the first track clocks in at nearly twenty six.

On the back side, there's plenty of covers that any self respecting metal band would probably not even consider doing. (A-Ha anyone?)

So let's just talk about the front side.

Anybody who thinks Rush's 2112 is a classic disc, please listen up because you're not going to see another epic like this in a long time.

The title track is a full on monster epic.

These days long songs seem to be en vogue and avid readers may recall my review of Eye of Solitude's Dear Insanity. What Tomorrow Brings isn't quite as long as that one, but it's right up there in terms of sheer bombast.

From Iron Maiden like guitar runs to Steve Vai quality solos and melancholic keys, Lord's latest release is an amazing listen.

Sometimes telling the story through tenor vocals and often using highly technical guitar solos to narrate the tale.

From start to finish, this album grabbed my attention and never let go.

Release: 6/26/15
Genre: Power Metal
Label: Dominus Records
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