Lord Green – Lord Green CD Review

Lord Green
Lord Green
Self released

Lord Green is a reviewer’s dream—this EP is about five and a half minutes long, which means I can sit through the whole thing without having to devote an hour I’ll never get back again. In fact the copy I have only has three tracks, while the silkscreened artwork lists four. I think the “long” track (at 2 minutes 24 seconds) is “Crucible” and “Moderate The Man” together. Off the top of my head, I’d call this thrash-metal-punk-screamo music, but I’m out of the loop with this kind of music, so I don’t know what style Lord Green is going for.

What I can say is that this is really loud, screamy, intense music, forcefully delivered. The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it song length means there’s no room for noodling. In fact, there’s barely any repetition of phrases at all—it sounds “through-composed,” meaning nothing is left to vamping or improvisation. To my over-the-hill ears, Lord Green sounds like an a quick street skirmish between Black Flag and the Scorpions. Like life, it’s nasty, brutish, and short. Unlike life, there’s never a dull moment.