Back Into the Dragon's Lair

by OVERLORD (CAN)

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Lute FP WTF? I have no idea what I'm listening to. I hear 70s Judas Priest, early 80s Black Sabbath, early 80s British Metal, Progressive, Rock, Doom, whatever the hell. This is crazy good, and holy shit it came out of Canada in 1985 and is just now hitting my ears. Loving it!

Apparently it's a compilation and it shows in the progression of the songs, but there's not a bad song in the bunch and most are fantastic. And thankfully the production and recording volume are consistent, always a pet peeve for me on early recordings packaged together.
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03:21
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05:21
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04:05
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02:41
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04:52
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03:10
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05:04

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It has been said that Overlord Canada produced one of the rarest heavy metal recordings ever with their 1985 self-titled EP. That is not too difficult to believe knowing how not only unique this band was but also their challenges of the time being a Canadian band far away from away from where they needed to be to capture the right attention. However, some interest did come from U.S. label such as Combat and Metal Blade but the timing was never right it seemed. Eventually, time would pass and Overlord would slip further and further into obscurity, only to be re-discovered years later by collectors around the world with the help of the internet.
Their sound and approach was not typical of the time and certainly would have stood alone. At first listen one might think the band was one of those many lost in the NWOBHM movement. With their proto-metal sound balancing on the doomier edge like Trouble,
Overlord was certainly a progressive heavy metal band of their time and true to the term "progressive".

This compilation is a collection of material of one of metal's most unique and "oddest" bands of the 80s that no one ever heard.

For fans of; Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Trouble, Slough Feg, Manilla Road, Hammers of Misfortune, and the NWOBHM

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released August 5, 2013

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