Swedish hard rockers Dead Lord were clearly born too late. Formed in 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, members Hakim Krim (vocals/guitars), Olle Hedenström (guitars), Martin Nordin (bass) and Adam Lindmark (drums) are clearly more at home with 1976 (the year Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak hit stores) than they are with 2017. As time machines don’t exist, however, the members are stuck in the present, where they decided to form the hardest working, hardest sounding rock band since The Hellacopters took off with Grande Rock at the turn of the millennium. With three albums to the wind—the band’s newest In Ignorance We Trust hits stores worldwide in late August—Dead Lord aren’t hoping you’ll join them, they’re demanding you join them. Riff by riff. Hook by hook. Just don’t call their brand of rock retro. New album, In Ignorance We Trust, naturally picks up where 2015’s lauded Heads Held High left off. Dead Lord’s third full-length then pelts it with Six Million Dollar Man action figures, Venom choruses (think “Witching Hour” or “Die Hard”), and moustaches meaner than Phil Lynott’s famed lady tickler. The end result is a 10-track hard rock affair that sees the Stockholmites breaking strings and hearts with aplomb and unmatched style. It’s not something they had the balls to do on Goodbye Repentance or Heads Held High, but the follow-up, where things often go oblong for most rock bands, why not.