LORDS: The House That Lords Built: CD

Roaring out of the gates with nine songs which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Black Cross record, Lords play a similar sort of muscular, punishing, brutal, blistering, chaotic, guitar-driven rock which usually verges on hardcore. The tenth track on this disc is about ten minutes of tape manipulation and silence. While it’s enjoyable enough, it’s fairly short, even counting the semi-hidden track. Of course, I’m not sure that extending these songs would make them any better—perhaps it’s the case that their brevity enhances their power; frankly, hearing any one of these songs reach the three-minute mark would probably make them far less immediate, musically engaging, and interesting.

 –scott (Initial)