LORD – Undercovers Vol​.​1 (Album Review)

LORD is an Aussie heavy metal band from Wollongong, NSW. I’ve personally never been a massive fan of traditional heavy metal, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to check out the latest cover’s release by these guy’s. I’ve heard some previous songs by them and I thought they were pretty great.

This full album features a whopping 23 eclectic tracks. Ranging from IRON MAIDEN, to SAVAGE GARDEN, to JUDAS PRIEST, to JOHNNY FARNHAM. There are no barriers. 11 out of those 23 are available on streaming services, so if you want the full release, you’ll have to buy the digital download! There’s also plenty of package deals available via their Bandcamp.

My favourite song of the lot would have to be the live version of METALLICA’s Creeping Death. PANTERA’s Shattered was a close second, and THE POLICE’s Message In A Bottle I also loved. But I did also enjoy the metalled up versions of some of the pop covers off the album, like KYLIE MINOGUE’s On A Night Like This.

All in all, I think it’s a great release. The production and musicianship is brilliant. Although it’s not something I’d listen to on the regular, it would be a fun album to crank out from time to time.

They’re an extremely talented band, and I think traditional heavy metal fans and LORD fans will love it!


  1. To the Moon and Back (Savage Garden cover)
  2. Judas be my Guide (Iron Maiden cover)
  3. Send Me an Angel (Real Life cover)
  4. Of Sins and Shadows (Symphony X cover)
  5. Message in a Bottle (The Police cover)
  6. Shattered (Pantera cover)
  7. Playing to Win (Little River Band, John Farnham cover)
  8. Someone’s Crying (Helloween cover)
  9. Hard to Live (Harem Scarem cover)
  10. Creeping Death (LIVE) (Metallica cover)
  11. (I Just) Died in Your Arms (Cutting Crew cover)
  12. Reckless (Judas Priest cover)
  13. Silent Jealousy (X Japan cover)
  14. I Want Out (LIVE) (Helloween cover)
  15. The Sun Always Shines on TV (A-ha cover)
  16. The Whisper (Queensryche cover)
  17. Touch the Fire (Icehouse cover)
  18. Wild Child (LIVE) (W.A.S.P. cover)
  19. Break the Ice (John Farnham cover)
  20. Runaway (Bon Jovi cover)
  21. On a Night Like This (Kylie Minogue cover)
  22. Madhouse by Blackened Angel (Anthrax cover)
  23. Night People by Blackened Angel (Dio cover)

Lord: Facebook

Release Year: 2021
Label: self-released
Category: Album
Country: Australia

Reviewed by Chris Long