THUNDER LORD - HAEVY METAL RAGE (Iron Shield Records)
While writing this review the world witnesses one of the best playing football teams so far, Chili. This team plays their last game against the Dutch squad as I am writing the review. Thunder Lord isn’t a new band and purists of True Metal might know them from their debut, dated 2008. South America stays something special when we talk about Metal. Those Metal heads over there are so focused on what they’re doing, incredible…. And so is Thunder Lord. I’ve been visiting their Facebook Page to notice these guys will play in support of Manilla Road and good old Omen, awesome!
Thunder Lord isn’t exactly unknown to me because I have noticed this band before. They’re a True Metal band, totally influenced by the Eighties Metal movement. Their previous album was dated in 2008 and I have heard several tunes from it. Not that they impressed me but its decent Heavy Metal, the kind that will never bore. So we have the new album from these Chileans right here, “Heavy Metal Rage”. After a few spins I can say this album will not shock the world and after all this is a mediocre band. They play with full enthusiasm and therefore this is a band that fans of old school Metal should give a try. The riffs are sharp, the rhythms are good and varied and this is without any doubt headbanging stuff. Yet the band keeps hanging in things we’ve heard tons of time before. Don’t expect exclusive vocals nor stunning guitars but on each and every song the band gives all the energy they have. This is a dynamic band, the ideal band to open some of those bigger True Metal festivals but nothing more than that.
If you’re a fan of old school Speed and Heavy Metal you need to give Thunder Lord a fair chance. Thunder Lord Facebook
My Points: 71 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish