Lord Of War are a band from Oceanside, California that plays a very brutal, atmospheric and melodic mixture of death metal and deathcore and this is a review of their 2016 album "Suffer" which will be released in July by Unique Leader Records.
Sci fi sounds start off the album along with the music going into more of a heavy and brutal direction a few seconds later that also uses a great amount of blast beats while the vocals are done in mostly a growling fashion while spoken word samples can also be heard at times and the mid tempo parts are heavily influenced by slam and deathcore.
Screaming vocals can be heard at times along with a decent amount of melodic riffing and the solos and leads also mix in some melodies while also being very dark at the same time and the sci fi elements also gives the songs more of an atmospheric feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
A lot of the faster riffing also utilizes a great amount of tremolo picking and on some songs the vocals also mix in hardcore style shouting and as the album progresses clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and there is also a small amount of spoken word samples on some songs while later on during the recording the riffs start utilizing more metalcore style breakdowns along with touches of prog and djent and one of the songs closer to t he end brings in a small amount of keyboards.
Lord Of War plays a musical style that takes the brutal, technical and melodic styles of death metal and mixes it with deathcore and a sci fi atmosphere while also demonstrating a great amount of talent and skill as musicians, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the universe, space, earth, aliens and constellations themes.
In my opinion Lord Of War are a very great sounding atmospheric, technical, brutal and melodic mixture of death metal and deathcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Nexus Of Hate" "Behold The Harvest" "Carbon Based Genocide" and "Killing Must Feel Good To God". 8 out of 10.