Lord By Fire had the unfortunate luck to be called Sword back in the day… right when the other band The Sword broke out big… like mega-butt fuck big. So big that Sword kind of just disappeared for a while. Well, time has passed, and the band’s returned with the new moniker Lord By Fire, and a kickass little 7” record, filled with two doom-soaked tracks. The band manages to deliver that thick, messy stoner sound, while still being technical and tight with the songwriting. Highly recommended for fans of this genre. Let’s just hope that another band with the name Lord By Fire doesn’t suddenly explode, forcing these guys back out of view for another four years.
–Evan Katz (Forcefield)