I am a firm believer that many artists lose their ability to write songs once outside influences such as a changing music scene pressures them to change with the times. Luckily, Lord Grey has crafted a masterpiece melodic metal CD that comes from the heart instead of a trend in the form of “Lady Of The Lake”.
The bio sheet compared the band to Danger Danger and Prophet. While vocalist Tony Silva sounds similar to Ted Poley, I believe that is where the comparisons end. Many of Danger Danger’s songs bordered on being juvenile, while Lord Grey has a much more mature feel while maintaining an excellent melodic metal sound. Musically, it is hard to put a finger on who Lord Grey would remind me of at this time. Lord Grey does possess the ability to write songs that are immediately memorable.
The title track “Lady Of The Lake” is a haunting mid-tempo track that is the highlight of the CD possessing excellent vocal harmonization. It sort of recalls something along the lines of “Dream Girl” by Hericane Alice. Lead cut “Feel The Fire” is an upbeat rocker that gets the disc off on the right track. “Leave It In The Wild” has an alluring vibe to go along with some excellent guitar work.
If “Lady Of The Lake” would have come out in 1988, it would have been a lost classic disc as their is no gimmick tracks, just high quality material that fans of hard rock can still appreciate.