Re: House Of Lords - Top Ten Songs
Date: March 31, 2020 10:44PM
First 4 albums are the best. Power And The Myth is one of the most underrated albums they've done. The musicianship on that album is a bit more progressive than the previous 3 and Ken Mary's playing on that album is amazing. I wish Ken Mary was still in the band though. Don't get me wrong BJ Zampa is a good drummer but his playing for HOL is more straightforward and therefore less interesting for me. It was a bit like when Alcatrazz replaced Steve Vai with Danny Johnson ie a gifted show off being followed by someone a lot less flashy.
The albums from 2006 onward are all worth having but quality varies from album to album. I personally don't think there are any weak albums but they haven't reached the quality of the early albums.
The main problem is the production which is inconsistent across the 2006 onward albums with some being quite muddy and less dynamic. The new album samples seem a bit better sonically but still not as good as it could be. Still getting though as there's enough I can hear on those snippets to give me hope.