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Lords: The House That Lords BuiltThe House That Lords Built (2004)
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Reviewer Rating: 4
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Contributed by: JesseJesse
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The first thing I thought when I heard this was "Shit, this sounds like label-mates Black Cross." Now that I'm listening to it again, boy how wrong I am. To adequately describe them, I'd say it's more like early metal (Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden) mixed with punk and hardcore in the style of "The S.
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The first thing I thought when I heard this was "Shit, this sounds like label-mates Black Cross." Now that I'm listening to it again, boy how wrong I am. To adequately describe them, I'd say it's more like early metal (Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden) mixed with punk and hardcore in the style of "The Shape of Punk to Come." And goddamn does it rock.

In exactly thirty minutes, Lords blaze through ten songs, even though one is only twelve seconds long, and the last track seems to be the entire album played backwards with a few minutes of dead air in front of and behind it. Although it's 19 minutes of unlistenable noise, it's definitely a sweet idea and gives the band more artistic credit in my book.

The longest song on this release is 1 minute, 58 seconds long. It's called Headache Heartattack and is chock full of insane metal riffs, pounding drums, screams that give off an air of classic metal, and overall amazingness.

Another sweet feature of this disc is that the last four songs are titeld "Sermon" "On" "The" "Mount," with "Mount" being the 19 minute reverse fest. I just think that's damn cool.

I can't really say much more about this band. All you need to know is that it's rock to the max. No whiney bullshit to wade through, no slow and soft breakdowns, no out of tune gapped tooth lead singer to maneuver around, no acoustic guitars, no stupid band/album/song titles that attempt to be introspective, but just end up sounding like nonsense. This band is all about the rock music, and that's what they play.

Even though this release is amazing, there is almost no comparison to the band's live show, which is packed so full of energy that no recorded version could do it justice. Still, this is an amazingly produced record, and worth the money.

 

 
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PRINCEOFTHERODEO (August 17, 2004)

LORDS ep is actually 7 songs in just over 10 minutes......the last track is the entire cd played backwards in mono. Some of the shit between songs are seperate tracks....so it shows up 10 songs......enjoy.

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

I picked this up for $8 at the Lords/Black Cross show. I was kind of pissed when I put it in my CD player and it told me I had purchased 30 minutes of music when in fact it was only 10, but 10 minutes of dead air and 10 minutes of them being ever so clever. Still, this is just an EP, I've paid more for less at other times, and now that they've had their artsy fun they can devote themselves to producing the killer full-length I deserve.

Pick this up, preferably cheap, the music is killer and the band are really nice guys.

Praise the Lords.

Anonymous (July 30, 2004)

i just got back from seeing black cross. lords opened. based on this review i expected something really pretentious but they were quite the oposite. i enjoyed them. maybe i'll pick this up.

Anonymous (July 29, 2004)

The last track sounds overrated if I had ever thought about listening to what it's supposed to be.

stevejonestherealbones (July 29, 2004)

i think they are saying, from what he read, it sounds overrated, but they havent heard it for themself.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

notfeelingcreative (July 28, 2004)

"The last track sounds overrated"

How can something sound overrated? C'mon people!

stevejonestherealbones (July 28, 2004)

hey silent storms. keep talking. so will i.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

SilentStorms (July 28, 2004)

Hey Steve,

Shutup.

Thanks.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

There used to be this "gang" around here that called themselves the Lords. I wonder whatever happened to that.

stevejonestherealbones (July 28, 2004)

"In exactly thirty minutes, Lords blaze through ten songs, even though one is only twelve seconds long, and the last track seems to be the entire album played backwards with a few minutes of dead air in front of and behind it."

well then, this album is abunch of bullshit then. 11 minutes mediocre songs, judging by the mp3, and 19 minutes of unlistenable noise that is now considered artistic.

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Lalo (July 28, 2004)

i thought black cross has been releasing stuff on EVR. at least i know Art Offensive was.

Jesse (July 28, 2004)

"In exactly thirty minutes, Lords blaze through ten songs, even though one is only twelve seconds long, and the last track seems to be the entire album played backwards with a few minutes of dead air in front of and behind it."

If you're not mentally handicapped, this should answer your question.

Anonymous (July 28, 2004)

Friday July 30th Bloomfield Ave Cafe Montclair NJ
7PM $9
BLACK CROSS (www.black-cross.com)
LORDS (www.lordsoflouisville.com)
RETISONIC [ex-Swiz, Bluetip] (www.retisonic.com)
BAD NEWS (www.badnewsnj.com)

-chris

stevejonestherealbones (July 28, 2004)

then back to my question... are the twelve tracks what make up the 30 minutes, or is the noise included in the 30 minutes?

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Jesse (July 28, 2004)

Because it's not about the noise, it's about the twelve tracks before it.

stevejonestherealbones (July 28, 2004)

chinatown's the man. thats exactly what i'm talking about

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (July 27, 2004)

Alright, so this record lasts for 30 minutes, 19 of those minutes are "unlistenable noise," and this receives an 8?

Sometimes you confuse me, Jesse.

-Chinatown-

threechordsandthetruth (July 27, 2004)

The cover art sells them to me alone. The last track sounds overrated.

stevejonestherealbones (July 27, 2004)

since when does 19 minutes of unlistenable noise give any band artistic credit. give me a break

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

is the 19 minutes on top of the thirty minute album, or was that included?

FortyMinutesWest (July 27, 2004)

This band kills.

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