Raven Lord simply bursts out of your speakers, there’s hardly any other way to describe the wall of sound. And it’s only a few minutes until you are convinced this is something special. If you like your Metal the way it should be without any of these other million or so genre tags attached then delve into this one. Coming across like the bastard sons of Lizzy Borden (first few albums), Dio, Priest and Sabbath they have a sound that is both heavy as hell and respectful of those that created the scene.
Fronted by vocalist Csaba Zvekan (Killing Machine), and with guitarist extraordinaire Joe Stump (Holy Hell/Reign of Terror) having recently joined the ranks, the remaining line-up consists of the cream of the crop of musicians from the hard rock and heavy metal genres, previously active in bands such as Vermillion Days, Operation X, Tony Martin Band, and Blaze Bayley.
Check out tracks like opener ‘The Rebel’ or the grandiose and over the top (in a good way) ‘Atilla The Hun’. It’s on songs like ‘Black Friar’ though and the ‘World Out of Steel’ that have most pronounced Power metal influences and they do that just as well as the heavier stuff. All in all it’s an album that you’ll play again and again, and hopefully loud enough to annoy your neighbours..