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House Of Lords: New World - New Eyes
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House Of Lords: New World - New Eyes

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.5/5.0

With a string of successful albums since regrouping in 2000 and a solid line up since 2016, House Of Lords, featuring original member and vocalist James Christian, returns with their twelfth studio album, New World - New Eyes. The recording finds the band writing songs with Mark Spiro (Giant, Bad English, Cheap Trick, et al) as well as Tommy Denander, Chris Pelcer, and Richard Hymas.

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Be assured, one thing you can always expect from House Of Lords is classy and entertaining melodic hard rock in an AOR wrapper. The songs of New World - New Eyes are no exception. And once more you will find a fine variety of tunes from hard rockers to AOR arena anthems to perhaps something a bit more novel. That last thought arises from listening to Change (What's It Gonna Take), a song laced with rock riffs, piano and synths, a strong vocal arrangement, and a very catchy refrain. In one sense, I thought it had something of proggy feeling. Then you'll find some strong, and often fast, riff rockers with One More, The Both Of Us, The Summit, or The Chase. Throughout these tunes guitarist Jimi Bell unleashes some roaring riffs and then thrills with some soaring solos. For some more arena anthems, check out the AOR feeling of We're All We Got or Better Off Broken with its smooth groove and memorable chorus. A true rock ballad arrives with Perfectly (Just You And I), mostly Christian's voice over lighter, yet rising, melodic rock.

Simply said, New World - New Eyes once more finds House Of Lords in fine and consistent form, delivery another album of entertaining AOR melodic hard rock. Easily recommended.



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New World - New Eyes once more finds House Of Lords in fine and consistent form, delivery another album of entertaining AOR melodic hard rock. Easily recommended.

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