Where would any metal band be without the power of a live performance? Very few bands over the last five decades have been able to become successful without measuring up to the expectations of an audience. Whether a band is playing in front 100,000 people or fewer than 10, nothing kills a band like playing without their game. On the other hand, if a band brings it every night no matter how big or small the venue, it increases the chances that in a measure of time their following will swell significantly.
In this live video, Lord kill it with their performance of “No Sunrise on the Third” at VFW 9274, a tiny legion hall in Falls Church, Virginia. One of the first things you may notice is that Lord operates with a drummer and a percussionist, and the latter is a maniac who does vocals, also. Steve Kerchner brings an animated energy to his double duty, and I can’t help but be bewildered by how he does it with so much oomph.
Lord aren’t stylistically challenged by any means. Everything from grind, thrash, and sludge metal are filtered through the creative machine. Brutally fast, technically impressive, and appropriately groovy, Lord showcase all the necessary components of a great song in this live performance of “No Sunrise on the Third.”
“No Sunrise on the Third” is the opening track of Lord’s upcoming release Desperation Finds Hunger In All Men, which drops on August 24th, 2018.