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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