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Lords Of Mercy - 2013 Lords Of Mercy

ARTIST: Lords Of Mercy
ALBUM: Lords Of Mercy
LABEL: Mainman Records
YEAR: 2013


LINEUP: Joe Stabile - bass * Danny 'The Farrow' Anniello - guitar * Brandon Sweeney - vocals * Pete Perrina - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Your Time Is Gonna Come * 02 Walking A Thin Line * 03 Paralyzed * 04 Finding My Way * 05 Hanging Around * 06 Pray For Me Now * 07 Key To The System * 08 Outa My Head * 09 Left Me To Die * 10 Ready For The Show


Lords of Mercy is a New Jersey based Rock band formed in 2011 and has in a relatively short space of time built up a loyal following in the New York/New Jersey area with playing live dates with such luminaries as Ace Frehley, Kix, Anvil and Michael Schenker. This, their d‚but album is released through New York/New Jersey indie label Mainman Records.

The Songs
Lords of Mercy deal primarily in old school classic hard rock which wouldn't be out of place in the 70's. The band power through the 10 tracks premiered here with an unabashed enthusiasm, highlighting their tight, robust playing with an ability to conjure up some memorable metal hooks. The majority of the songs on the album are written by guitarist Danny 'The Farrow' Anniello and his guitar playing is a feature throughout. Opener 'Your Time Is Gonna Come' charges out of the blocks and the pace doesn't let up until 'Hanging Around' which lightens the mood with a cool heartfelt vocal from singer Brandon Sweeney. The pace is once again picked up until 'Left Me To Die' which has got a Metallica 'Nothing Else Matters' vibe going on. The album is rounded off very nicely with 'Ready For The Show' which sounds like it is set up perfectly for the live setting. Personal favourites for this reviewer are 'Walkin' A Thin Line' 'Paralysed' and 'Pray For Me Now' all of which would sit quite easily on any of the first 3 KISS albums. Producer Rob Traynor gives the whole album that 70's vibe whilst still retaining a modern, contemporary feel.

In Summary
If old school metal/rock is your thing then searching out the Lords of Mercy debut album would be no bad thing. A cracking good rock album to start 2014 off with. The album can be picked up direct from Mainman Records, or through the usual online outlets.

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