Ordinul Negru are a band from Romania that plays an atmospheric form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Sorcery Of Darkness which will be released in September by Loud Rage Music.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album bringing in a sorrowful feeling at times and when vocals are added into the music they are high pitched depressive black metal screams and after a few minutes the music speeds up along with a great amount of blast beats and it also gives the music more of a raw sound.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the solos and leads also remain true to a very dark and melodic musical direction and all 3 of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the bands influences are perfectly balanced between old school and modern black metal.
The vocals also get deep at times which also adds elements of dark metal onto the recording and they also mange to make the songs all atmospheric with traditional metal instruments alone and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts being utilized one one of the tracks and on the last song a brief use of clean playing can be heard before making a return back to a heavier musical direction while they do bring in a brief use of clean singing towards the end.
Ordinul Negru plays a style of black metal that is very dark, melodic and raw sounding and also adds in a touch of dark metal to create a style of t heir own, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover darkness, solitude and occultism themes.
In my opinion Ordinul Negru are a very great sounding atmospheric, and melodic occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album> RECOMMENDED TRACK "From the Ashes Of The Mist". 8 out of 10.