by Overlord

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Daniel Mayes A great blend of Sabbathesque - modern rock stylings. Smooth vocals with some classy blues rock/metal. Favorite track: Authors.
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Matthais very nice hardrock!
Harry Harrison
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Harry Harrison To me, this album's sound is not unlike the prog metal of early 80's Iron Maiden. This is a style that I have always liked and Overlord's take on it is refreshing and thoroughly enjoyable. Favorite track: Ascent.
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Jan Find of 2014 so far for me. This band mixes classic lead playing with groove elements and an indie inspired vocal. The end result is amazingly good. Favorite track: Ascent.
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Soshanna Classic rock influenced vibes highlighted by some super cool guitar riffs. Favorite track: Take You Down.
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Overlord's second EP, recorded at Coldrooms Studios, Oxford, October-November 2013.


released December 12, 2013

Rhys Williams, Tal Fineman, Josh Knight, Jake Coles and Kyle Edwards



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Overlord Oxford, UK

Overlord play a fresh, modern take on the dark, progressive rock/early metal bands of the 1970s, informed as much by modern thrash/groove metal as they are by traditional blues. Through these myriad influences, the band intends to create music that can be enjoyed and appreciated by any fan of heavy music. ... more

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Track Name: Authors
This time
We'll stand taller
It's time for us to take you under
Face up
We won't take this anymore

We must fell them
Step up, who's Gonna tell them
They can't rule us
They won't rule us anymore

We are the authors of tomorrow
We've got to hold you to your words
No more excuses or illusions
Don't you pretend you haven't heard

You haven't heard
You haven't heard
You haven't heard
You haven't heard!

Their rules
Are misguided
Self-serving and simple-minded
We ask questions
We’re left staring at the wall

These people
Do not question
Stand up, time to pay attention
You can’t let them
We won’t let them carry on

Track Name: Take You Down
Rollin' on
And my blades still sharp
Gonna take you down
Gonna make my mark
Gotta keep on moving
Gotta take you down

I don’t know why you did what you did
But it ain’t something I can forgive
I’m gonna take you down
I don't know why you do what you do
But every path just leads me to you
I'm gonna take you down

You got time to kill
You got time to waste
And what you’re feeling now
Is just a little taste
Gotta have my vengance
Y’gotta see what you’ve become

Track Name: Ascent
Head’s on fire
One desire
Climb a little higher than before
Steps I’ve mastered
Pushing faster
Knowing in my heart that I won’t fall

And climb into the sky
I feel like I could fly
My heart begins to race

Keeping steady
Feeling ready
Try your worst you couldn’t stop me now
Rise above this
Taking notice
In my heart I feel no fear at all

Track Name: Switch Off
Your guiding light sits in the palm of your hand
Obey its orders and respect its demands
Can’t comprehend how you can think that it’s right
To let this dominate your day and your night

Desperate quest to connect
The bond is fickle, no respect
Fictitious world inside your mind
Switch off and see what you can find

You’re disembodied from the world that we’re in
Closed-off and callous, you’re closed-minded, thick skinned
Wish we could break our chains, I wish we were free
From domination by this technology