|Review: Lord Fist - Green Eyleen|
Label: Ektro Records
Year released: 2015
Genre: Heavy Metal
Review online: March 14, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
One upon a time there were bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Diamond Head, Angel, Raven, Demon and many others that shared a similar type of sound and ideology. The letters NWOBHM were born (use Google if you don't know what they stand for).
The NWOBHM spawned hundreds, even thousands, of Metal bands and that heritage continues to influence new bands 35 years later. One of those newer bands flying the NWOBHM flag is Finland's Lord Fist. This 4-piece act was formed in 2011 but despite a short existence they have gain popularity especially in their own home country.
Lord Fist's debut album, Green Eyleen, honors the golden times of Heavy Metal, British Heavy Metal in particular, when names such as Diamond Head, Savage, Iron Maiden and Demon were on everyone's mind. The sound is warm, authentic, old school and stripped down so it stays loyal to the times they take their inspiration from. Much like Finnish speed kings Ranger, Lord Fist have clearly realized that sometimes less is more and sticking to the old ways can sometimes do the trick.
Green Eyleen is the kind of record that one can digest easily and simply enjoy. It's packed with some really strong melodies, a striking sense for well-crafted song structures and a desire to hunt down a slice from the past times of British Heavy Metal. This is where Lord Fist have clearly succeeded, offering 8 cuts of early 80's tinged Heavy Metal that lacks nothing and returning back to the roots of where all started seems to have paid off. Perhaps this thing called nostalgia has a lot of to do with it. The bottom line is Lord Fist kicks fuckin' butt on Green Eyleen. Got it?
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