Information on the band is impossibly hard to find, but apparently they were Canadian, probably from Quebec (based on the intro to "Pact With The Sinner" where the demonic voice says "burn in 'ell" instead of Hell). A current eBay listing for this record states that only 100 copies were pressed, as a demo, in an attempt to procure a record deal that ultimately never materialized. Lord Ryür is somewhat similar to Mercyful Fate… the air of foreboding, scary lyrics that you kinda take seriously, and a real sense of majesty… There's some great guitar playing on these tracks, the riffs and solos are killer, but it's the vocals that really stand out. He's got a very distinct voice, that ranges from gruff (without ever approaching barking) to pure and melodic. When he's actually singing, his voice sounds surprisingly similar to Christian Augustin of Sortilege (especially on "Heroes After Heroes"). The choruses for both songs are infectious, and are sure to get stuck in your head.
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