Ordoxe are a band from Quebec, Canada that plays a very raw and thrashy form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Beyond Mankind" which was released by Hymnes d'Anton.
A very thrash orientated raw black metal sound starts off the album along with some grim screams and blast beats along with a musical style that has a very heavy Norwegian influence to it as well as a great amount of rawness and aggression and the guitar solos and leads the band utilizes are very melodic in sound and structure.
you can hear a great amount of melody in the bands guitar riffing and acoustic guitars are also added into certain sections of the album and they evoke a dark atmosphere without taking anything away from the heavier side of their music and a good portion of the tracks add in some of the more raw elements of thrash and death metal into their melodic approach to black metal.
On the later tracks there is a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts in the songs along with a small amount of deep growls as well as a great balance between melody and rawness and the later tracks use less thrash elements and the band focuses more on a melodic black metal sound while still having a bit of thrash in their sound and the bass playing also starts having a more powerful sound as the album progresses.
Ordoxe take their thrash, raw and melodic sides of black metal and and mix them together to create their own musical sound along wit h a black'n'roll feeling at times, the production has a very raw and powerful sound while the lyrics are written in a mixture of French and English and cover darkness, power and grimness.
In my opinion Ordoxe are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Obsessions" "Exiled Archangels" "We Are Vermin" and "Samsara". 8 out of 10.