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February 9, 2011

Lord of the Lost – Fears Album Review

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Back in 2008, Chris “The Lord” Harms (vocals, guitar), Sebsta (guitar), Sesai (guitar), Class (bass) and Any (drums) started the studio work for what would be the first LORD OF THE LOST release. In February 2010, all the hard work paid off and their debut 13-track album “Fears” was put on store shelves, ready to break boundaries in the means of GOTHIC METAL (genre choice – album press release).

The presentation of the debut album wasn’t neglected in any way. The CD comes in a jewel box, containing a booklet with lyrics, clean photography and other details on the recording process. The way LORD OF THE LOST chooses to present itself to the public is rather jocular. The front cover depicts an attractive shirtless lead singer with a bold blond haircut, displaying chest tattoo deeming him to be a “lord” as his nickname unmistakably suggests. A bold gesture of the art direction on this debut album is the font selection: there’s a stylized logo used for the name of the band, making it pop right in your eyes, but the album name is barely noticeable, but wisely depicted as a scratch on a wall, maybe that of a madman trapped within his “Fears”. A bonus point goes to the clean and neat text for the back cover and the image used here doesn’t hurt either: it’s a neat representation of all the band members, aligned behind what strikes as the band mastermind. I got to hand it to Chris Harms and Anja Mensch for the well-organized, tasteful work done for the booklet, but I feel like pulling Anja Mensch and Philipp Hannig’s ears for such mundane photography. For an album called “Fears”, the story behind the images fails to capture the allure of neither the music nor the insane asylum photo shoot. (more…)

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