ARTIST:

LORDS OF BLACK

(SPAIN)
TITLE:

ALCHEMY OF SOULS, PT. I

(2020)
LABEL:

FRONTIERS RECORDS

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
80's, Easy-Listening, Epic
"Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. I" is the best Lords Of Black has offered us so far. Mixing various musical styles, this thunderous opus will surely glean many followers."
LYNOTT (01.12.2020)  
4/5
(0) opinions from our readers (3) comment(s)

Lords Of Black was born in 2014 under the impulse of the spanish Tony Hernando. The guitarist chose to associate with the now famous Ronnie Romero, Blackmore's little protégé since the legendary guitar-hero entrusted him with the microphone on Rainbow's tours in 2015 who was the attraction of this new combo. Indeed, he has largely contributed to the launch of Lords Of Black, which releases today its fourth album called "Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. I".

Considered by Blackmore as a cross between Dio and Freddy Mercury, the Chilean is one more time monumental. However, Lords Of Black also draws its success from the undeniable talent of its progenitor. Hernando is omnipresent, as well on the rhythmics as on the solos worthy of Malmsteen. Jo Nuñez (ex-Firewind, Kamelot), the new and talented drummer, brings his share of power to the ensemble.

Labeling Lords Of Black does not make sense. Indeed, we can find in the developed structures elements coming from several musical styles like Heavy metal, power metal, melodic metal, and even some progressive movements. Also, appear here and there similarities with bands such as Masterplan, Savatage, Dio and Rainbow, Malmsteen, Queensrÿche, Vanden Plas and even Dream Theater.

The hits are legion and varied. 'Dying To Live Again', with its dazzling start and catchy guitar theme, takes us back to Magnus Karlsson's productions, 'Into The Black' flirts, in its attack riffs, with Judas Priest and with Malmsteen on his destructive solo. 'Delivrance Lost' and its many changes of rhythm evokes Angra. Also worthy of mention are the heavy and progressive 'Brightest Star' close to Queenrÿche or Metallica, and 'Shadows Kill Twice' notable for its break filled with telluric riffs and melodious solos, which exhales Savatage. Let us save the best for the end by evoking the eponymous title, a ten-minute piece whose long thunderous central part reminds us of Vanden Plas and Dream Theater.

Lords Of Black undeniably offers us here its best album. "Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. I" will delight all fans of the above-mentioned styles and combos. Let's hope that this Pt. 1 will have an equally engaging sequel.


More informations on http://www.lordsofblack.com



SIMILAR BANDS:
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, DIO, SAVATAGE, RAINBOW, QUEENSRŸCHE, DREAM THEATER, MASTERPLAN

TRACK LISTING:
01. Dying To Live Again
02. Into The Black
03. Deliverance Lost
04. Sacrifice
05. Brightest Star
06. Closer To Your Fall
07. Shadows Kill Twice
08. Disease In Disguise
09. Tides Of Blood
10. Alchemy Of Souls
11. You Came To Me (Piano Version)

LINEUP:
Dani Criado: Basse
Jo Nunez: Batterie
Ronnie Romero: Chant
Tony Hernando: Guitares
   
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TORPEDO
03/12/2020
  0
Pas convaincu non plus et je suis d'accord sur le fait que tout y est très formaté. De là à mettre 1/5, c'est un peu exagéré... :-/
TOCDE
02/12/2020
 
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La très bonne qualité des musiciens et de la production ne fait pas forcement un bon album ,ou tout simplement un super bon groupe , nombre de "super groupes" se sont formés autour de musiciens plus qu'exceptionnels et pourtant la sauce n'a jamais pris , parce que... , parce que je n'en sais rien pourquoi !..il y a un concours de circonstances qui fait que ça fonctionne ou pas ..ici tout est à sa place , réglé tel une montre suisse mais la sauce ne prend pas ..trop mécanique , trop léché , tout est ajusté au poil de cul près , pas une seule variation de tempo , pas un seul pitch flottant ..vous me direz c'est la "marque" musicale actuelle ..bref a la sortie c 'est chiant , sans feeling et formaté au possible merci l 'informatique et le copier/ collé ...les amateurs du genre vont se régaler , pas moi ..je préfère un groupe ou il y a du mojo dans l 'air ...ici c'est trop robotisé ..sans moi
CHILDERIC THOR
01/12/2020
  0
Le heavy forgé par Lords Of Black se bonifie et Ronnie Romero est vraiment un excellent chanteur.
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