BAND LORDS OF BLACK
ALBUM ICONS OF THE NEW DAYS
LABEL FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL
OUT 2018 (MAY 11th)
OUR RATING 84/100
The click is ticking and now it's time for the 3rd full-length by LORDS OF BLACK, the spanish band enhanced by literally awesome vocals of RONNIE ROMERO.
Yes..awesome..because RONNIE ROMERO, in our opinion, is a real TOP PLAYER, ready for only first class projects.
After the last album "II", the expectations were high and it wasn't easy repeat.
Honestly the first three shot, WORLD GONE MAD, the title track and NOT IN A PLACE LIKE THIS haven't convinced us, maybe not well focused.
But the album restarts in the best way with WHEN A HERO TAKES A FALL, more powered and direct, surely more classic and finally with a solo to remind!
FOREVERMORE is another right shot and THE WAY I'LL REMEMBER, is another good piece of jewelry; against this background RR is free to paint as only he can!
FALLIN' and KING'S REBORN convince us increasingly while LONG WAY TO GO is a classic HM gem enriched by a solo with Blackmore's and shredding's drops.
If THE EDGE OF DARKNESS is more progressive, WAIT NO PRAYERS FOR THE DYING is a really powerful and fast HM..AMAZING!
ALL I HAVE LEFT is stunnning..11 mins so various but never boring that end this platter in the best way!
LORDS OF BLACK are BACK and now we can say that they haven't nothin'else to prove!
(Pics taken from Band/RR FB)