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The Black Powder

by Lord Vicar

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tuomionnoita Easily my this years most listened album. So magical and in the room feel.I am behind the drum set and living the songs. A fucking great album.Support and give them a listen. Buy this if you will. Favorite track: Sulphur, Charcoal and Saltpetre.
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KillingForCompany The emotional tenor of the band is really something to take on and revel in. It's one thing to be sonically devastating, but t do so in such a sorrowful and personally intimate fashion make Black Powder stand out. This is Doom that gets under your skin, drowns you into inevitable resignation. Favorite track: Sulphur, Charcoal and Saltpetre.
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endlagerinsight1717 Gunfire like songs. Black Powder magic.
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    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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Descent 08:08
Levitation 04:57
Black Lines 06:52
Impact 02:58
Nightmare 04:02


released April 26, 2019


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