Saturday 28 January 2017

ORDOS - House Of The Dead (Album Review)

Release date: January 27th 2017. Label: Self Released. Format: CD/DD

House Of The Dead – Tracklisting

1.The Infernal God 04:04
2.House Of The Dead 06:44
3.Satan Venit 09:20
4.II 06:59
5.Hounds Of Hell 06:38
6.The Witch 09:04

Band Members

Emil - Vocals
André - Guitar
Magnus - Guitar
Martin - Bass
Max - Drummer


Ordos return from a 3 year slumber with their dark and delicious new offering – House Of The Dead. If you haven't heard of Ordos before then expect a depressing style of Doom/Stoner Metal 

The vocals from Emil are pitch-black and full of anger. As this only adds to the unsettling atmosphere that opening track – The Infernal God. The riffs move from angry based Doom Riffs to the more Psychedelic Stoner Metal grooves. 

Second track – House Of The Dead – as the title suggests is a creepy and almost operatic style of Doom/Stoner Metal. Very theatrical in parts with Emil playing the demented showman to perfection. The riffs are inspired by Black Sabbath and Kyuss though given a more demented and slightly possessed makeover.

The third track – Satan Venit – offers 9 minutes of demented and twisted psychedelic doom/stoner metal. It has moments of pure evil FUZZ at times and that creates the albums heaviest moments. Emil's vocals impress yet again as he shows his dynamic range. Screeching pitch-black vocals and the angrier clean based vocals.

Swedish Doom/Stoner Metal bands are always one step ahead of the competition and Ordos prove that. House Of The Dead is a very daring album. Ordos take risks with their music and it pays off big time with epic riffs that hide many bleak moments that will have you coming back for more.

The other 3 songs on the album: II, Hounds Of Hell and The Witch – are equally as good as the earlier songs. With The Witch impressing the most. Another 9 minute epic that sees Ordos embrace a more Gothic style of music with a classic Desert Rock sound being added just for the hell of it. A very cool sound indeed.

House Of The Dead is an album you will need to hear for yourselves. It's a stunning and hypnotic record that Ordos should rightly be proud of.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe