Order Of Orias are a band from Australia that plays an orthodox form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Ablaze" which will be released in April by W.T.C Productions.
A very dark and distorted sound starts off the album along with a brief use of clean playing before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a good amount of tremolo picking and blast beats and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing as well as some whispered vocals also being added into certain sections of the recording.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style along with the music being very heavily rooted in the modern black metal era as well as retaining the raw aggression of the old school era and as the album progresses clean playing also makes a brief return. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Occultism, Illumination and Transcendence themes.
In my opinion Order Of Orias are a very great sounding orthodox black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blood To Dust" and "Dawning Light". 8 out of 10.
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