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Lord – Second Coming (1988)

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This is one that I only picked up within the last year or so off of eBay.  When I saw that it had Bloodlust’s singer I had to The Second Coming cover (Click to see larger picture)check it out.  How did I not know about this one before?  WTF?  But here we are…Lord’s Second Coming CD rereleased (aka bootlegged) on HOT METAL RECORDS.  This label put out a bunch of obscure stuff like Hammeron, Satan’s Host, Killen, SA Slayer…but of course all as bootlegs and they sound like they were recorded straight from the vinyl.  But I kind of like that on some things.  Takes me back to the old days of listening to metal in my bedroom on my POS record player.

This is a good metal find though and oddly enough this is the first CD I ever loaded into my iTunes that it didn’t recognize.  I am a bit surprised.

Second Coming starts out a bit odd in that there’s a ballad as the opening track.  You do hear a side of Guy Lord’s voice that you don’t hear so much on Bloodlust’s Guilty As Sin LP.  It picks up from here on the song Burnin’ but in more of a NWOBHM style.  His vocals are clean and the riffs and well crafted IMHO.  I’ve probably spun this 20 times since I picked it up last year.  Some of the stuff has a 70s hard rock feel ala Pentagram’s more upbeat early stuff.  There’s a variation of different hard rock/metal styles on here.  I’m not much of a fan of The Doors but they do a pretty cool cover of The End.

So if you liked the vocals on Bloodlust’s Guilty As Sin, I recommend that you download this.  It’s worth a few spins for some old  metal listening.

DOWNLOAD HERE.

Written by The Metal Files

August 12, 2009 at 6:48 pm

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  1. Never heard of them. I love the cover though. It has that diy look.

    Metal Mark

    August 13, 2009 at 7:21 am

  2. I worked on this album and with the band Lord for their whole existence. I am still great friends with all the members and their families. My brother is the artist that drew the Lord logo. If you turn the logo upside in the mirror it says “Love”. There’s a little secret that most folks don’t know.

    caddyfinz59

    January 31, 2012 at 5:46 pm

  3. very cool! thanks for posting. tell them i said hello! ;)

    The Metal Files

    January 31, 2012 at 5:50 pm


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