Friday, 22 September 2017
Sir Lord Baltimore - III Raw (2006)
The third and final album from this US band.
The band was a trio on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
Sir Lord Baltimore released their debut album in 1971 and the followup album in 1971. You can read my reviews of them here and here.
Then there was a very long silence from the band.....35 years, no less. During these 35 long years, the band had been stated as a major inspiration for a lot of the heavy metal and rock musicians of the day. So the band reformed again for a last bite of the cake.
They reformed with some very straight forward Christian lyrics and some very straight forward heavy metal. Mostly very straight forward heavy metal. And that was long after heavy metal had arrived and gone again.... Well, the mainstream heavy metal scene. There was and will always be a very strong sub-underground heavy metal scene. A pretty over-crowded scene where this album landed.
Forget the first two Sir Lord Baltimore albums. This album is nowhere near them in style and genre. This is heavy metal. No ifs and no buts.
It is not a disasterous bad album. But it is running close to being that. Heavy metal fans will like it better than I do. There is no good songs here. It has a couple of decent songs and that is it. Don't waste your money on this album.