Label: Dominus Records
Three similar bands: Iron Maiden/Dungeon/Raven Lord

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm
1. To the Moon and Back(Savage Garden)
2. Judas be my Guide (Iron Maiden)
3. Send Me an Angel (Real Life cover)
4. Of Sins and Shadows (Symphony X)
5. Message in a Bottle (The Police)
6. Shattered (Pantera cover)
7. Playing to Win (Little River Band, John Farnham cover)
8. Someone’s Crying (Helloween cover)
9. Hard to Live (Harem Scarem cover)
10. Creeping Death (LIVE) (Metallica)
11. (I Just) Died in Your Arms (Cutting Crew cover)
12. Reckless (Judas Priest cover)
13. Silent Jealousy (X Japan cover)
14. I Want Out (LIVE) (Helloween cover)
15. The Sun Always Shines on TV (A-ha)
16. The Whisper (Queensryche cover)
17. Touch the Fire (Icehouse cover)
18. Wild Child (LIVE) (W.A.S.P. cover)
19. Break the Ice (John Farnham)
20. Runaway (Bon Jovi cover)
21. On a Night Like This (Kylie Minogue)
22. Madhouse by Blackened Angel (Anthrax cover)
23. Night People by Blackened Angel (Dio cover)

Lord Tim - lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Andy Dowling - bass, vocals
Mark Furtner - guitar, vocals

A Personal Journey (2003)
Ascendence (2007)
Set in Stone (2009)
Digital Lies (2013)
Fallen Idols (2019)


Artwork by Tristan Tait

Released 2021-04-02
Reviewed 2021-04-01


dominus records

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Lord Tim and his compatriots in the band Lord, once born from Australian power metallers Dungeon comes up with a gigantic collection of songs for a cover release. You get the big bulk of songs if you buy the bandcamp release, and only eight on the CD – and the dreariest for me is that there is no vinyl release, but you probably still do best with the bandcamp of 23 songs where two are from Tim’s Blackened Angel. I kind of like covers and still run some of the covers albums I have reviewed regularly; like Mystic Prohecy’s and Moonlight Desires’ that are still on my iPod, I will shorten this to about eight songs and keep it on the pod as well – it is that amusing.

They cover a range of styles, opening with Savage Garden’s To the Moon and Back, a song I liked in original and Lord spice it up a bit. There is Iron Maiden, Bon Jovi, The Police, Cutting Crew to name a few of the bands covered on this one. Stylistically it is Lords usual raw power metallic style with a variance due to the style of the songs. Some of the metal songs are a bit too close to the originals so they might feel a bit indifferent, but good songs are always good no matter what. The playing time is obviously massive if you want it all, and to be honest it isn’t really a release you need to digest in full at once.

I like this one, and as I wrote will shorten it to less than half and keep my favourites. Songs like opener To the Moon and Back, the Iron Maiden cover Judas My Guide, (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight, Runaway, On a Night Like This are the ones that are given on this selection. I think the most rewarding is the poppier songs, but the uncommon Maiden cover is a great choice as well, it is fun to hear that a band cover one of my favourite Iron Maiden songs and not just the usual stuff that is done to death already.

You can’t really give these albums the highest ratings, obviously, it isn’t that much of a novelty to do something someone else have already done. But it can still be amusing and entertaining and that is certainly the case for this one and every once in a while, you need to break from the reviewing and just listen to something light and entertaining, that is when albums like this fit really well. It will certainly be along the albums I play for long drives and such things; it is almost a shame that this band do covers better than they do their own material. Why not check it out already?