Music Review: Lazarus A.D. – Black Rivers Flow

The first thing that hit me about Lazarus A.D. is how much like Pantera they sound. The singer sounds exactly like Philip Anselmo, the riffs are undoubtedly Dimebag Darrell, and throughout Black Rivers Flow it remains obvious and in front of the listener that this is pure Pantera worship. Lazarus A.D. deliver a kick to the balls with a slamming track called  American Dreams, and keep aiming to create the same effect with the other songs.The vocalist stops singing like Phil Anselmo on the title track (I’m happy to hear this bit of originality even though he doesn’t sound too great) only to return back to it on Casting Forward. The guitarists are excellent at creating those Pantera-esque riffs though they’re nowhere near Dimebag Darrell when it comes to soloing. I can’t help making this comparison, so I’ll say it aloud for the last time: Lazarus A.D. sounds exactly like Pantera except when the singer does his non-Phil Anselmo vocals because the guitarists’ biggest (and maybe only) influence is Dimebag Darrell. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that – somebody has to play this kind of music and make these songs.

How I miss you, Pantera.

RATING: 3.5/5

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1 Response to “Music Review: Lazarus A.D. – Black Rivers Flow”

  1. 1 Chris
    March 1, 2011 at 18:34

    Cool review. Check out our take on their live set with Death Angel here:


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