UNLORD - GLADIATOR - DISPLEASED
Three long years following the release of Schwarzwald (Black Forest), this secretive band (actually a side project of Consolation and Nembrionic members) is back with an extreme blackened album laden with malice and rage. The album falls slightly below the 100% quotient, yet the power of stronger songs like Swallow All Pride and Crushed 'Till Death is certainly apparent for all to see and obviously fashioned after bands like Gorgoroth, Immortal and possibly early Impaled Nazarene. The singer screams blasphemy like a demon possessed and the musicians take to their instruments with genuine rage. Whatever the members real identities and other affiliations, Unlord is an under-rated black metal entity desperately in need of more commendation. - Ali "The Metallian"