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Lords Of Black: Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 2
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Lords Of Black: Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 2

Melodic/Heavy/Power Metal
4.0/5.0

Apparently, Lords Of Black's principal songwriter and guitarist Tony Hernando had many more songs in mind when the band released last year's Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 1. Eleven months and a few days later, Lords Of Black return with their follow up and fifth studio album Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 2 on the Frontiers Music Label and produced once more by the legendary Roland Grapow.

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There's little to be said that hasn't already been said about a Lords Of Black album. Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 2 is another tour-de-force of their heavier melodic power metal with Hernando's guitar riffs and leads at the helm and Ronnie Romero rough and assertive vocals at the forefront. to be honest, I got bogged down rather early in the songs, not really overwhelmed by any piece. But some better musical drama arrived with Prayers Turned To Whispers with its immense bass start and bass line that continues throughout. The credits mention Hernando's use of lap steel guitar. Huh? Well, that's interesting. I think it appears within a different light (along with some more terrific bass work). Otherwise, you have some strong power metal, both fast, heavy, and riff explosive with Bound To You and No Hero Is Homeless, to mention a mere two. You get more groove infusion in the heavy metal with Sympathy and What's Become Of Us.

Summing up, Lords Of Black's Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 2 is another consistent, if not predictable, platter of their darker, heavier melodic power metal, yet with a few twists and turns to keep us on our toes. Listen for them. Recommended.




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The Take Away

Lords Of Black's Alchemy Of Souls, Pt. 2 is another consistent, if not predictable, platter of their darker, heavier melodic power metal, yet with a few twists and turns to keep us on our toes. Listen for them. Recommended.

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