11 hours ago
Monday, December 22, 2008
If there were any justice in this crazy old world, Sir Lord Baltimore would be the third name in the Sabbath/Zeppelin triumverate of original Heavy Metal innovators. These bros could fucking JAM, and their sloppy, frantic shredding was like nothing else around in 1970. Just listen to a song like "Hell Hound" or "Pumped Up" and tell me that these dudes were not onto some COMPLETELY next-level shit. Plus, the drummer SANG, no small feat for a hard rock band at the time. The sounds on 'Kingdom Come' defy categorization, and you really can't beat these guys for originality and intensity. I hope everyone has this landmark album already, but if you don't, by all means get it RIGHT NOW. I guarantee an utter blowage of your mind.