Album Review: Lord Dying – Mysterium Tremendum (Entertainment One)

Lord Dying

By: Jesse Striewski

Portland, Oregon’s Lord Dying first came across my radar while covering an Anvil show they were opening for a few years back. It’s no doubt been a minute not only since then, but since their most recent release 2015 release, Poisoned Alters, as well. After just one listen it’s apparent the guys have been hard at work honing their craft in the meantime.

It might have taken 4 years to get there, but the band seems to be reaching their peak here. This third effort follows the concept of (surprise!) death, with tracks such as “Envy the End,” “Tearing at the Fabric of Consciousness,” and “Nearing the End of the Curling Worm” leading the way.

While I don’t claim to be an expert on Lord Dying in any way, they omit enough talent to spark some interest over many similar bands within their genre of sludge-inspired metal (the ’70s-inspired guitar riffs found here have more in common with prog rock than your typical extreme metal act). Worth checking out for those with an open mind.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

 

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