Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Sir Lord Baltimore is a band I just recently discovered. Their legendary debut album "Kingdom Come"(1971) is hopelessly out of print with high prices being asked for it...so all I have to go from is songs I can find on the Internet. Hailing from New York, these guys are one of the harbingers of heavy metal. Forget the sludge of Black Sabbath...Sir Lord Baltimore offers up pure molten, euphoric fury, like The Stooges, Led Zeppelin, and Blue Cheer rolled into one and launched into a high octane overdrive. This is some of the purest and most face removing metal you will ever hear. Sometimes they remind of the "New Wave of British Heavy Metal" that would soon be brewing overseas. Nevertheless, Sir lord Baltimore's intensity is tough to match. Here's "Master Heartache", the best track of theirs that I have heard so far, for your enjoyment.

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