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The Black Powder

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Mike Boldly beyond pain and the sunken sigils of Osiris, abiding the luring grasp of nymphs and on through the gates of flesh; the fourth chapter of the heavy rectors is written. Lord Vicar have ascended Mount Doom and glimpsed the breadth of the sonic spectrum; from acoustic rumination to riff detonation. Explosive by name, considered in nature. A stellar sojourn in the wardship of masters.
  • Compact Disc (CD)

    I Sulphur, Charcoal and Saltpetre (Kärki)
    II Descent (Millsted)
    III World Encircled (Millsted)
    IV Levitation (Kärki)
    V The Temple in the Bedrock (Millsted, lyrics Kärki)
    VI Black Lines (Millsted, lyrics Kärki, Linderson, Millsted)
    VII Impact (Kärki)
    VIII Nightmare (Kärki)
    IX A Second Chance
    Including The Wagoner, My Soul Is Never Free, and Strict Master (Millsted)
    The Black Powder is the fourth album from Lord Vicar. It was, like the previous album Gates of Flesh, recorded by audio wizard Joona Lukala at Noise for Fiction studio in Turku, Finland. All studio work took place in February and March of 2019. The studio has the benefit of a huge live room which gave the band the opportunity to capture a sound that breathes with the ambience of the space, but maintains the sonic weight for which they are rightly known.

    This album is a return to longer form, and even more progressive song structures, but the punchier material is also provided with merciless precision, as well as soothing acoustic moments. The songwriting duties are shared by Kimi and Gareth, also Chritus providing lyrical output.
    The album contains a loose lyrical concept relating to mankind’s endless lack of reason and weakness of stability, resulting to violence, war, manipulation of children, and numbing our minds in order to shut out the horror that is the reality we live in. We blow the black lines to feel good. This takes place generation after generation, in an endless cycle of standing and falling. Musically and lyrically the album covers a wide spectrum of textures from the all out punky attack of ’The Temple in the Bedrock’, fragile beauty of ‘Nightmare’, to the oppressive menace of the more intense moments of ‘Sulphur, Charcoal and Saltpetre’. This album is a grower, meant to be listened repeatedly, full of subtle details that reveal themselves with each subsequent listen.

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releases May 3, 2019


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