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Ordog : III

As the title hints, this is Ordog's third demo. They’ve already released their debut ('Crow And The Storm') with Ostra Records. While the band was satisfied with the job they did, they are keeping an eye out for other labels. Perhaps that’s why they decided to release another demo.

Anyways, this Finnish band plays slow funeral doom that conjures up feelings that lie somewhere between anxiety, fear and grief. In other words, it's like a severe depression whose horrors seem as though they will never end. This is Ordog’s first release since the addition of a keyboard player, and the synths create a far more haunting atmosphere on this release than the full-length album. While the production has improved, and the music sounds more like Skepticism stylistically, it remains very similar to their previous efforts.

However, I do have one complaint about this band. While emo-bashing has become almost mainstream in metal circles, prejudice against anyone is never a good thing in my book. The reason I bring it is because inside the demo booklet is written: "This record is dedicated to posers. Metal is a way of life. Not a hobby, like skateboarding. If you are an emo you are a homo.". It's a shame they manage to ruin a perfectly good demo with such unnecessary rabble. [Edit By The Author: The band has since commented that it's not emo-bashing, but rather an inside joke. My apologies to them for misreading their intent and for being so stern.]

In other words, if you're a tr00-ist fan, then this might suit you. I’d recommend it to fans of Skepticism and Worship, since it sounds very similar, albeit less extreme.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Why You Wanna Hurt Me?
2. Standing In the Front Of Desolation

Duration : Approx. 32 minutes.

Visit the Ordog bandpage.

Reviewed on 11-11-2007 by Arnstein Petersen
Aesthetic Death
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