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LORDI SCARE FORCE ONE REVIEW 2014

 

LORDI - SCARE FORCE ONE

SELF RELEASED

NOVEMBER 4 2014

 

 

It seems only yesterday that Lordi won Eurovision and were thrust headfirst into the glaring spotlight. Eight years on it’s still that same band and the same trademark 80’s rock sound that emanates from ‘Scare Force One’.

 

You do sense subtle changes though on this album: for one Michael Wagener has been forsaken for veteran Finnish producer Mikko Karmila and it gives the album if not exactly a more modern sound then a few more bells and whistles around the bedrock of the Lordi melodic hooks.

 

The title track starts after the brief interlude of ‘Arms Your Doors and Cross Check’ and soars with huge melodies before the real killer heart of the album takes over on ‘How to Slice a Whore’ which is one of the real keepers here all eighties rock infused with a punk vibe you don’t immediately associate with the band but here it works so well and is so compelling you hope for more of the same.

 

The rest of the album is pretty damn solid too and very much in line with what fans will have been hoping for. Tracks like ‘Sir Mr. Presideath’ and ‘House of Ghosts’ replete with spooky circus piano intro. In truth though the real monster hit is first single ‘Nailed by the Hammer of Frankenstein’ which is Lordi at their best.

 

With not a bad track on the album fans will be beaming from ear to ear and those that hear  ‘Nailed by the Hammer of Frankenstein’ as their introduction to the band are bound to want to take a peek – they won’t be disappointed…

 

 

Scare Force One album release – November 4th, 2014

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by Leslii Phillips

 

LORDI SCARE FORCE ONE - HARD ROCK ALBUM REVIEW 2014