Lordi - Nailed By The Hammer Of Frankenstein (Single Review)

01.Nailed By The Hammer Of Frankenstein

Mr.Lordi (Vocals)
Amen (Guitar)
Ox (Bass)
Hella (Keyboards)
Mana (Drums)

Mr.Lordi, the captain of Scare Force One, and his crew are once again ready for take-off. The plane has been fuelled, the seat belts are malfunctioning and you can look forward to a solid hour of pure turbulence when the new album sees the light of day on November 3rd. “Nailed By The Hammer Of Frankenstein” is the first single and has jetted off to stores and onto the airwaves this week.

According to Mr. Lordi the material on the new record is more experimental than before. It’s not a theme or concept record, per se, but there is a red thread that runs through the songs.

Says Mr Lordi of the album, “The overall sound of the band is more modern too I think, and we’ve tried out some new tricks here and there. But, the basic Lordi building blocks are still present, so there’s no shortage of melodic hooks in the songs. The first single, “Nailed By The Hammer Of Frankenstein”, is really quite representative of where the band is right now.”

In addition to its sound, the band has also tweaked its outward appearance. The new costumes, designed and built by Mr. Lordi, will be debuted at the record release show.

“I just really wanted to make the band’s colour scheme more unified than it has been and I think it worked out quite nicely. Hella and Mana have probably changed the most, what with the trip to the hair salon for a new dye job, but I think they look really great.”

“We wanted to make this record in Finland, with a Finnish producer,” says Mr. Lordi. “We finally managed to get Mikko to work with us, which is great. Mikko has come up as a potential producer for the band on several previous occasions, but it just wasn’t possible before. We’ve had no reason to regret this decision up ‘til now and are extremely happy with the album.”

“Nailed By The Hammer Of Frankenstein” is out now and “Scare Force One” is released here November 3rd.

So the new single, well its a lot rawer than previous stuff, not as melodic and anthemic.
Has a chunky guitar riff and a keyboard hook that cuts through the mix, catchy chorus as expected and some inspired "rocky horror" style female backing vocals, throw in a short but blistering guitar solo.
You know this could almost be Wednesday 13 from a few years back.
So Mr.Lordi and crew are back, hell yeah!!!!

Rating 10/10
For Fans Of: Wednesday 13, Misfits, GWAR, Alice Cooper


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