LORDS OF BLACK – Icons Of The New Days

LORDS OF BLACK - Icons Of The New Days
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    LORDS OF BLACK - Icons Of The New Days - 8/10


Frontiers Records
Release date: May 11, 2018

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8/10 (1 vote)

Icons Of The New Days is the third album from Spanish Power Metal band Lords Of Black.  Formed in 2014 in Madrid by singer Ronnie Romero, guitarist Tony Hernando, and drummer/keyboardist Andy C., the current line up is rounded out by bassist Javier Garcia.  Icons Of The New Days is certainly a Power Metal release, but Lords Of Black also incorporate elements of Melodic Metal, Progressive Metal, and even some Industrial or NuMetal nuances, particularly in the keyboards.   The album features 12 tracks, ranging in length from 4:26 (“Not In A Place Like This”) to well over 11 minutes (“All I Have Left”), and there is very little downtime.

Track 1, “World Gone Mad”, begins with a brief musical interlude that quickly erupts into a powerhouse, with Progressive chops on display.  Romero has an impressive range, and a guttural quality well suited to Power metal.  Excellent production, excellent performances, and interesting and well written songs are the rule, and while there are some chops heavy moments, Icons Of The New Days doesn’t lose its listenability.  There are even some elements of Classical Music added for good measure, such as the piano intro to “The Way I’ll Remember”, and the acoustic guitar on “All I Have Left”.  Very good record, and a must listen for Power Metal, Melodic Metal, and of course, Lords Of Black fans.



  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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