- Fallout Woman
- Aeon of Horus
- The Cult (Of Rock N’ Roll)
- Jervas Dudley
- Pale Horse
- Back Home
- Dominance And Submission
- The Order
Release Date: July 2014 – I, Voidhanger Records
Revival; an occasion that tend to be a myth of the past or something that came to stay forever producing bands with personality? The answer is, time will tell and the same goes for The Order of the Solar Temple. This band meets all the requirements as a new coming. The occult clue is in the general image of the band, as the sound is not funeral doom or something common, but a combination of hard/doom rock with proto metal .
As the album begins, you get straight into the mood of it. The lyrics help a lot to learn and enjoy them at once as in “Fallout Woman”. Also from the first song it’s getting clear that the main weapon of the album is the guitar solos and the explosiveness that is being created. And if the first song is just the beginning, check out “Pale Horse” in which the guitars are set on fire. Think what could happen when this one will be played on stage. Rock n’ roll holocaust and “The Cult” can easily keep you burning with its a la punky “Running Free” rhythm section. Actually the NWOBHM style of ancient Iron Maiden and Demon is hidden in the album.
And when things are getting doomy “Aeon of Horus” and “The Order” behead us without mercy. Gravity, epicness and an ancient spirit from Pagan Altar haunts the atmosphere; darkened liturgy in its grandeur. Songs for a long aside singing ’till you feel empty of strength to go on. Also the successful cover of “Dominance And Submission” proves that into a BOC song a Uriah Heep dose can fearless erupt it. Even the vocals have something from David Byron and thus nothing can stop you from listening to it unstoppable.
Hard/doomy riffs, rock n’ roll riffs and a mystic spirituality like the addictive and excellent artwork are the set of this debut. Do not try to think if the band is one of the same with other new bands. They are not, because no other band loves setting everything on fire by torches and through dark eyes.
Review by Dr.Feelgood