In Forgotten Sleep


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  Philadelphia based Lör offers a unique blend of power, folk, and progressive metal. Founded in 2010, their shows and demos sparked interest and promise for a young American band combining popular elements of heavy metal not typically seen in the US. Simultaneously refreshing and nostalgic, Lör checks off all the listening boxes for metal fans everywhere with thunderous, galloping riffs; fiery shredding solos; and emotional peaks and valleys by utilizing bombastic drumming, soaring vocals with army sized harmonies, and instrumental virtuosity. After slumbering for several years, this Goliath has finally awoken from its sleep in the form of debut album, ‘In Forgotten Sleep’ released August 11th, 2017. Met with high praise across the internet blogosphere, the album shook a stale Folk/Power Metal world. Garnering several top spots on album of the year and performance lists, Lor also achieved the #1 Album of the Year on esteemed which has reverberated across the globe piquing even greater interest in these underground titans.
“In Forgotten Sleep is a remarkable record in every aspect, one of the only works in my collection that can justify every second of a seventy-minute run-time, and indisputably my favorite album of the year thus far. Whether Lör can keep up this momentum has yet to be seen, but In Forgotten Sleep already feels like an underground classic in the making.” –
Following the success of their debut and rebirth, Lör announced their first tour in support of the album. Being entirely self funded the band maintains a DIY approach to all things, unseen by most of the industry. From the production of the album (recording, mixing, mastering by Peter Hraur) to the artwork (Greg Bogart) the band continues finding means to create an art-form that truly immerses the listener into a breathtaking fantasy world all their own. Lör stands poised to take on the metal and progressive music world in glorious fashion bringing a top notch production show that does not fail to inspire tears, like the feeling of reaching the summit of a tall mountain just to catch the sun as it sets, if one word describes Lör, it is EPIC.
  • Lör finished their first tour 2/1/18-2/11/18 in support of ‘In Forgotten Sleep’ 


We are proud to announce the great honor of In Forgotten Sleep being named Angry Metal Guy’s Record of the Month, featured alongside Ackercocke and Steven Wilson.

In Forgotten Sleep was Featured on Heavy Metal HQ for as a top Album from August.

Lör’s epics offer much more in the way of listener engagement than smart construction, impressive though their songwriting chops certainly are. The roads to their delayed payoffs are paved with instant gratification, both melodically and instrumentally speaking; galloping riffs and drum patterns surge forward with thrashing, kinetic energy, while immense choruses offer cathartic peaks without stooping to Disney levels of cornball melodiousness. Indeed, In Forgotten Sleep is defined by its individual successes as much as its long-form victories…In Forgotten Sleep is a remarkable record in every aspect, one of the only works in my collection that can justify every second of a seventy-minute run-time, and indisputably my favorite album of the year thus far. Whether Lör can keep up this momentum has yet to be seen, but In Forgotten Sleep already feels like an underground classic in the making.”  – Angry Metal Guy – 4.5

Lör are a veteran prog-power band with some folk influences out of Philadelphia, and In Forgotten Sleep is their self-released debut. Trust me, they won’t be unsigned for long. This album has it all in spades; the perfect mix of prog, heaviness (there’s a bit of harsh vocal work in here) and folk metal.

Songwriting and performances seem effortless here, with short interludes between epic cuts. Whether it’s the folk-influenced “Dusk” or the prog-power of “Eidolon,” Lör play it all with envious skill.” – Heavy Metal HQ – 4.5

“Quality song after quality song, the up-tempo beat of Visions of Awakening that shows off some intense beauty midway with lovely melody & soft singing. The haunting tune of Song for the Lost that rips a hole through the soul & Eidolon, that goes for the throat with its proggy guitars.

It’s a hell of an adventurous album. So much so that it can actually get a bit much to really take it all in. This is not an album that you listen too once. There’s so much going on that you’d only end up disappointed. Give this incredible piece of work time, let it sink in.It wraps up with the incredible title track that is nearly 10 minutes of wondrous folk & epic power metal. An absolute barn-burner of a final track that will leave a silly smile on your face.” – Games, Brains, and Head Banging Life – 9/10

Lör does not sin of what his sisters of the genre do, the generic is not part of the essence of this album or this band, there are no moments that feel unnecessarily left or empty, as they take the most relevant influences of the last years of other genres combined with the best of Power, those uncontrolled guitars that pronounce delicious riffs full of condensed levels of speed, elegance and nostalgia…A clever movement by the band to deliver something extremely pleasant, with a strong essence of the genre without falling into the cheesy but demonstrating some magic in the atmosphere of composition and technique. Without a doubt, of the best records of this year.” – RTMB – 9/10 (Translated from Spanish)