I’ve found this a perfect continuation of their last album ‘Heads Held high’, in my review of that the unashamed influence of Thin Lizzy was mentioned. We won’t go there anymore, it gets a bit repetitive after a while as I am sure every other single reviewer will put the same reference. But if you want proof, look for the official video single ‘Too Late’. It’s all there to be heard. Tireless twin guitar riffs, a rolling passion wagon vibe of general happiness. I despise the retro tag, but hell, it’s here, whilst there may be a similarity which is true Dead Lord’s overall “vibe” is refreshing. But of course, it becomes clear when we know it has been recorded on vintage equipment, so there is real soul behind the sounds.
There are a couple of really light tranquil tracks that kind of fall out a sync with the overall tempo of the album. This being firstly ‘Leave Me Be’, then to a certain extent later on ‘Part of Me’. However, the latter warms up and simmers emotion later through its entirety. I do really enjoy this album, but I have to say I thought the boundaries may have been pushed a touch more. It is very consistent with predecessors overall, there are additional twists and turns added, but the path remains pretty much the same. That said, the upbeat rockers such as ‘ Darker Times’ and ‘The Glitch’ with its insane chords and lead breaks will whet the appetite of even the most cynical types, well Dead Lord ‘Kill Them All’ (with a nice guitar solo too!) and in the process will put a smile on your face.
If you want an album to give you a classic rock vibe, a British rock album (from these Swedes), and to some extent an album to lay back and go with the flow; then ‘In Ignorance We Trust’ is for you. This is a great album and band to simply enjoy life with.
(8/10 Paul Maddison)