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Band
Overlorde
Title
2017 Demo
Type
LP/EP
Company
Independent
YOR
2017
Style
Traditional
12/19/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Three songs of traditional metal for these US veterans
The much-anticipated follow-up to 'Return of the Snow Giant' is still an open ticket. But these three songs at least show the band active again, "preparing for confrontation". Overlorde still has Bunucci and Edwards but have added new skinsman Janeira and a new set of pipes in George Tsalikis (Zandelle). These three songs are forged in the true metal fires, mostly mid-paced powerhouse stuff--high vocals, strong bass presence, traditional melodies. "Destroy Us All" is a moody, slower cut to show off some variance in the skillsets. Enough appetizers, bring on the fresh meat and pints of mead, Mark!
Recommended for fans of: Jag Panzer, Omen, Cloven Hoof
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
3
ARTWORK
0
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: OVERLORDE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
2017 Demo
2017
Independent
Eric Compton12/19/2017
4
Return Of The Snow Giant
2004
Sonic Age
Eric Compton12/14/2004
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ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: OVERLORDE
INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
John "Kong" BunucciEric Compton1/6/2005


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