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Old 04-03-2007, 02:29 PM
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Ordo Ab Chao Review

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Madman Atilla Csihar (also of Tormentor, Aborym, ex-Keep of Kalessin) is now taking over the mic for his second stint with the band Mayhem. The line-up is otherwise the same as it has been for the last 13 years –- Blasphemer on guitars, founding member Necrobutcher on bass, and drum wiz Hellhammer. After 2004’s Chimera, which, although brilliant, featured a quite polished production and at least periodic “predictable” musical structures, it is no surprise that the band has aimed for a more old-school sound, as well as a more progressive approach musically.

Still, nobody probably expected the band, or more precisely Blasphemer, who’s responsible for the music on this album, to take it this far. Ordo Ab Chao has evolved into an album so insane, so massive, so depressive, so psychedelic that it’s almost impossible to describe in words; sick, atonal guitar riffs, at times insanely quick drums, and Atilla’s inhuman shrieks to top it all off. The lyrics center around the title, fetching inspiration from the ancient Sumerian culture and bringing these thoughts forward and relating them to today’s political and religious situation. What strikes you immediately, considering these aspects, is how thorough this release is, in every possible manner. Everything is thought of; and everything works so smoothly together to create this piece of musical art.

Musically, the riffs range from slow and pulsating Stoner Doom to rapid and intense Black Metal, all executed to the uttermost perfection, and accompanied by solid bass grooves and, at times, ridiculously technical drum beats provided by Hellhammer who, maybe surprisingly to some, still manages to come up with new patterns, beats, and grooves, after some 20 years in the business. This is really not the album to pick favorite “songs” from, but “Wall Of Water,” “Psychic Horns,” and “Anti” are definitely worth the price alone, and it’s probably only “Key To The Storms” that’s not entirely up to par.

Buy it, goddamnit!
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Old 04-04-2007, 10:23 PM
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I have a feeling this will be black metal album of the year, and I am not even a big Mayhem fan. I just get that sense.

Well, unless one of you old fucks above me stops being so damn cheap and orders that Vehementer Nos album so we can all hear the second coming of Deathspell Omega
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I have a feeling this will be black metal album of the year, and I am not even a big Mayhem fan. I just get that sense.
Well, I don't sense any new Immortal or Emperor coming out, so yeah, probably.
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I have a feeling this will be black metal album of the year, and I am not even a big Mayhem fan. I just get that sense.

Well, unless one of you old fucks above me stops being so damn cheap and orders that Vehementer Nos album so we can all hear the second coming of Deathspell Omega
For all the albums I "give" to you, I think its time you reciprocate.
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For all the albums I "give" to you, I think its time you reciprocate.




Bouville said he is ordering it from The End btw
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ORDO AB CHAO WILL SAVE METAL!!!!!

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