Lord a heavy metal outfit from Australia have been going
strong for years now, with 4 full length album under their wings. The bands mix
of traditional heavy metal and power metal sound is one that really hooks onto
you really fast. But unlike any of their previous works, their latest release takes the music into a whole new direction.
What Tomorrow Brings consists of just a single 25 minute long
track that takes the listener on a ride, while bringing out the story of a Man’s
journey in life. The high points filled with joy as well as the days of despair
and gloom. As stated earlier, the EP has a great orchestral and
cinematic feel running through it, which makes it stand out from their earlier material. The very first couple of minutes build up such a
grand atmosphere in the listeners head, that it manages to captivate the complete
attention for the remaining 20+ minutes.
To complement the story concept behind the track, there are dialogue
inserts which work fantastic in keeping the focus on the story. The use of
soundscapes at junctures to trigger the imagination in the listeners head, has
been carried out perfectly, one can feel the happiness the track emits at the
birth of the narrator’s child, or the shock of the accident and the post trauma
at the hospital. All this brings out the band’s dedication to putting the idea at
the helm, rather than sticking to self-made confines on the sound that many
bands fall for. The band has also put in a nice soft keyboard
solo midway adding its charm to the track, and have gone on to belt out
some killer growling vocals (to bring out the despair in the narrator of the story).
These are somethings which are not typically associated with Lord’s music, yet have been carried out with perfection.
To make up a package for the buyers, the band has included a
unreleased track ‘Haunted’ from the ‘Digital Lies’ recording sessions. All people who have heard that album, should get a fair idea of what sound to
expect. The band has also thrown in a whole bunch of covers in, Message in a
Bottle by The Police, The Sun Always Shines on TV by A-Ha, Little River Band’s Playing
to Win and Helloween’s Someone's Crying.
The band left no stone unturned to make it a true cinematic
experience, as the first 500 copies have been packaged in a DVD cover! If you
are a fan of Lord or heavy metal or concept albums or just a guy who
appreciates good music, you need to get yourself this TODAY! Rest assured, you
will be spinning it every time you get 25 minutes to spare for years to come! Epic solos, powerful vocals and killer riffs, this one has