LIEGE LORD


"Master Control" (Metal Blade; 1988)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Master Control" may be the definitive Liege Lord release. Released after the good - but not great - "Burn To My Touch," "Master Control" displays better songwriting, tighter musicianship and - most importantly - much improved vocals. Joseph Comeau takes the mic on "Master Control" and his vocals - which closely resemble former Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson's - fit much better with the Liege Lord sound. "Master Control" is a terrific CD from beginning to end consisting mostly of the band's original material but also including a raging cover of Rainbow's "Kill the King." If you only have one Liege Lord CD in your collection, this should be the one. (Of course, it'd be better to have them all in your collection, but we're being comparative here...)

LIEGE LORD is: Paul Nelson, lead guitars; Matt Vinci, bass guitar; Joseph Comeau, vocals; Tony Truglio, lead guitars; Frank Cortese, drums.

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"Burn To My Touch" (Metal Blade; 1987)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Metal Blade has re-released this classic 1987 metal album from Liege Lord , a band whose sound most closely resembles that of Iron Maiden: Raging drums and guitars, backed with screaming vocals (more reminiscent here of Paul Di'Anno than Bruce Dickinson) and strong songwriting. This CD, with vocals by Andy Michaud, isn't as strong as the band's following release (see review below) simply because Michaud's vocals are high-pitched wails rather than the hearty scream vocals of, say, Dickinson. Regardless, a strong album throughout.

LIEGE LORD is: Paul Nelson, lead guitars; Matt Vinci, bass guitar; Andy Michaud, vocals; Ton Truglio, lead guitars; Frank Cortese, drums.

For more information, check out the band's website by clicking the banner below:

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

 


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