Tuesday, September 5, 2023

LORD ~ Live At The Metro (2009)

When I was cutting my teeth on metal in the early 70's onward, a live album release was something of an event,  you would spend hours listening to the music while poring over  sumptuous gatefold sleeves with tons of photos and notes on the band. Over the years live albums have, by and large, become something of an afterthought, cobbled together and not particularly well recorded. I lost interest in them for many years picking up the odd one here and there, however Live At The Metro by Aussies Lord is a glaring exception. No, it isn't a new release or live performance but it and the band are new to me and this is as good a live album as I've heard in a long time.

I've always been a bit picky when it comes to power metal but Live At The Metro ticks ALL of the boxes for me. The music is scintillating and ferocious, guitars rip, solo's howl and squeal, vocals soar and bass and drums pummel enhanced by a sumptuous mix. This isn't a one off either. Check out another live album of theirs Live at Prog Power USA XVII a later album which is just as good

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