more from
Dominus Records

Fallen Idols

by LORD

supported by
Matt Foster
Matt Foster thumbnail
Matt Foster Lord has really knocked it out of the park with this one. They've taken their signature approach of tastefully melding power metal, thrash and melodic rock and refined it to a razors edge.
The riffs are crunchy, the melodies are soaring and the solos are searing. Fallen Idols is an album any self respecting melodic metal fan should have in their collection. Favorite track: Wilder than the Wind.
James Fauteux
James Fauteux thumbnail
James Fauteux I would let this album break into my house, fuck me in the ass, and steal my wallet. Favorite track: United (Welcome Back).
Bratgitarre
Bratgitarre thumbnail
Bratgitarre The whole album is an explosive and tasteful blend of different Heavy Metal sub-genre styles. The musicianship of the whole band is excellent and particularly for guys like me who are very much into high-speed guitar shredding this album is a true celebration. A masterpiece! Favorite track: Nod to the Old School.
more...
/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Australian version of the album, which contains all 10 tracks, lyrics and photos in the booklet, as well as fantastic cover art by Felipe Machado Franco. Additional bonus tracks are available as downloads only.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Fallen Idols via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 28 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $25 AUD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 AUD

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 17 LORD releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Chaos Raining EP, Fallen Idols (Deluxe Edition), Fallen Idols, United EP, Live at ProgPower USA XVII, Rarities EP, Best Of Album Sampler, Return Of The Tyrant EP, and 9 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $123.20 AUD or more (30% OFF)

     

1.
2.
06:07
3.
04:48
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.

about

When we were preparing to begin work on what would become the “Fallen Idols” album, talk inevitably came around to discussing what direction we wanted to go in this time. In the past we would work out a general idea of what we wanted to do, but invariably any plans were scrapped and the albums just evolved naturally into what they eventually became. This time, however, we felt the need to do an album that we, ourselves, would want to hear, as if we were fans as well as the artists.

LORD, over most of our career, have had a very open-minded approach to styles. Apart from a few years in the early to mid-2000s when ranks were closed up and the style became very focused on power/thrash metal, this is a band that always had no problem mixing melodic rock with extreme metal, and any variation in between. This idea of diversity was ingrained into our being literally from day one. Our albums were always “the best damn mix-tape you’ll ever hear” which delighted fans who got it, whilst annoying and frustrating some reviewers who couldn’t fit us into an easily defined stylistic box.

This approach was born in the drunken haze of backyard parties, where our long-suffering stereo systems blasted tunes from all genres of rock and metal, mixed together in a mish-mash of styles that were never questioned: it was “all just metal” to us, whether it was Bon Jovi or Bathory. The sub-genre either didn’t exist yet, or simply just didn’t matter. The most important thing was how that music made us feel at the time.

We wanted to capture that vibe on this album. What if there was no legacy of music that we’d produced before now? What if this was our first album, and any previous albums we’d released were just albums that could be from any artist that we enjoyed to listen to? What were the things that we grew up listening to that gave us “that” feeling? Style and trends be damned. We wrote what we liked, recalling the “it’s all just metal” mood and feeling of those mix-tapes, of those backyard parties, of those songs that made us who we are today.

“Fallen Idols” is not a concept album but it has a real theme of nostalgia running through it. Not a sad or wistful kind of nostalgia, or any want to recreate the 80s verbatim, but more of a knowing nod back to those days where the music spoke louder than any boxes than needed to be ticked.

It’s an album for us, and for everyone else who gets it. Nothing more, nothing less.

Press play and just listen

credits

released August 1, 2019

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

LORD Australia

LORD is one of Australia’s highest profile heavy melodic bands, touring both nationally and internationally with artists such as Queensryche, Iced Earth, Nightwish, Saxon, Helloween, Gamma Ray, former Iron Maiden vocalist Paul Dianno and many more, as well as their own headlining tours and international festival appearances. ... more

contact / help

Contact LORD

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like LORD, you may also like: