Reviewed: June 2017
Released: 2016, Ragnarok
Sometimes it pains me that we at Metal-Rules.com can’t give time, attention and coverage to every band. Every year there are new bands I discover who have been around for many years, and I wish we could have covered them. Lost World Order is one of those bands. Several (16!) years ago I reviewed an EP by the band Spectre Dragon. Over the intervening years the band morphed into a bnd called Lost world Order and have put out three albums. Earlier this year (2017) Matty from the band contacted me and asked me to check out their new material and I’m glad I did.
Lost World Order from Germany released their fourth full-length studio album in late 2016 and it is very decent. TYRANTS was released on the Ragnarok label and is a professional presentation in all regards. The band plays a really nice blend of Power and Thrash and perhaps even a few hints of Death Metal. The 47-minute album has no fillers in terms of guest stars or novelty cover tunes or any of that stuff, it is just pure Metal start to finish.
Ranging from mid-tempo to faster paces TYRANTS reminds of more of a heavier, 90’s thrash style, bands like Forte, Hades, Heathen, Flotsam And Jetsam rather than the razor-sharp, all fast retro thrash that is currently very popular. The vocals of Mat can veer towards a Death Metal style but that is quite infrequent preferred to employ an aggressive and harsh yet discernable vocal delivery. The songs are all well-written and executed, I feel the track ‘ A Hell Worth Living In’ stands out but all the songs are solid.
This style is not as popular anymore, which is shame, but TYRANTS is a really good example of a band blending the two styles with excellent results. Lost World Order deserves some more attention for their pretty uncompromising take on Metal.
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