(record review)Genus Ordinis Dei-“Great Olden Dynasty”(Eclipse Records Inc)

Genus Ordinis Dei come from Italy, the city of Crema. I must admit I have never heard of this band prior to this record, but I am really glad that I have heard them now, because this is excellent stuff.

Great Olden Dynasty - Genus Ordinis Dei - cover art 1600

They play some sort of modern melodic symphonic death metal with a touch of progressiveness in the song structures. If I must compare the music of this band to someone it would be like Edge of Sanity circa “Purgatory Afterglow” era met Ex Deo. I am talking symphonic parts with choruses, some nice keyboard haunting backgrounds evolving to main melody, catchy guitar hooks and memorable song melodies. Thats how I like my death metal to sound:epic, bombastic, grandiose and aggressive at the same time. Vocals are various and that makes them more enjoyable meaning there are growls, angry almost hardcore like shouting and melodic clean singing. Certainly one of the highlights of the album is for sure “Salem” with guest vocals provided by none other than Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil but this is not the best song on the album, because they are all equally awesome.

9/10

Follow the band: https://www.facebook.com/genusordinisdei/

Get the album: https://www.facebook.com/eclipserecords/

https://www.eclipserecords.com/

 

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About vladkraykulla

Active member of alternative underground scene and culture since early 1990-ies, always thinking and searching how to make the world we live in a better place. Hardcore is a way of life! Dont forget the struggle, dont forget the streets!
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