Lord are a band from Virginia that plays a mixture of hardcore, stoner, and sludge metal with some elements of prog, punk, black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Blacklisted" which will be released in May by Heavy Hound Records.
A very heavy sound starts off the album along with some elements of thrash and hardcore punk when the music speeds up and the vocals bring in a mixture of clean singing stoner vocals and death metal growls and you can also hear a decent amount of melody in the guitar riffing and the solos and leads bring in a retro rock style.
A great amount of doom and sludge metal elements can be heard in the slower sections of the songs and black metal screams can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the riffs and leads also mix in a decent amount of progressive elements and some of the tracks also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a small amount of blast beats and there is also a brief use of clean guitars on a few tracks.
Lord plays a music style that is mostly rooted in sludge, stoner metal and hardcore while the punk, prog, thrash, black and death metal elements gives the songs more originality, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the destruction of the earth.
In my opinion Lord are a very great sounding mixture of stoner and sludge metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "They Lied" and "The heart Of A Hero". 8 out of 10.