Dark Order - 5000 Years Of Violence (Independent) - Back
Dark Order is a thrash/speed metal band from Australia. Their music has every aspect of the speed/thrash sound. I'd like to say that they are the Australian version of Slayer, that is definitely the best way to describe them. Very aggressive, heavy, and enough energy in their music to power a city. Their current influences are anywhere from Iron Maiden to Suffocation and Slayer to Cannibal Corpse. On "5000 Years Of Violence" you can hear what the bands likes, and they aren't ashamed to show it in their music. The majority of the albums is heavy and fast thrash, but they do take time to break down into a ballad type sound in the middle of their song "Attrition of Fear." That song is one of my favorites on this CD. Other favorites of mine include "What is Past is Prelude," "Tyrannical," and "The Dark Order" which is pretty much a death metal song. The rest of the songs are good as well, but those are just a few of my favorites. There are a total of nine head pounding tracks on this CD. Dark Order do not mess around when they are writing songs. There is over fifty-five minutes of music on this CD, that works out to over six minutes a song. This band is definitely a band that any Slayer fan should check out.

Rating: 80