THUNDER LORD - PROPHECIES OF DOOM
(Pure Steel Records)
Review by Sloof
Thunder Lord has a very threatening impression as name for a band and the title ‘Prophecies Of Doom’ supports that feeling. But you know what they say, there are many things that can go wrong and music isn’t built on an image but on instruments. Well, this band from Santiago de Chile was formed in 2002 and were heavily influenced by bands like Running Wild, Grave Digger and Iron Angel. To keep a long story short: German Speed/Thrash metal from the 80ies. On the info sheet the band and label warns us to be prepared for fast and real Heavy Metal Hymns, but I must be objective and comment that my hunger wasn’t fed after listening to the album.
Thunder Lord isn’t bad at all, but they focus too much on the early days without adding an own style and direction. The songs can be considered as average and nowadays that’s a bit the same as poor and substandard. Although the guitars know how to attack, the main setback is because of the vocal skills of Esteban Penailillo. They recorded 10 tracks, released a single ‘End Of Time’ and pay a lot of attention to the artwork of the material, but that’s simply not enough to get worldwide recognition. I guess that finding another vocalist can make a huge difference in the overall sound of the band, and that would be a good move, so Esteban is able to concentrate on his guitar only…
So far, I’m afraid that Thunder Lord will be classified in my collection with the risk to remain unnoticed the upcoming years and beyond. Order at: http://www.puresteel-shop.com/THUNDER-LORD-Prophecies-Of-Doom_1 Additional info at: https://www.facebook.com/thunderlordofficial/
My rating: 68 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish