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Review: Ordinul Negru - Lifeless
Ordinul Negru

Label: Loud Rage Music
Year released: 2019
Originally released in: 2008
Duration: 1:06:10
Tracks: 11
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: July 23, 2019
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating

Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (3 Votes)

Originally released in 2008 on the now-defunct Banatian Darkness label, Ordinul Negru's fourth studio album, Lifeless, has been reissued courtesy of Loud Rage Music. It seems this band may have had a shift in direction at some point, as rather than the second-wave imitation found on the awful Nostalgia of the Fullmoon Nights, we are instead treated to a grim, trance-like, keyboard-driven Black Metal sound similar to Arcturus' Asperia Hymns Symfonia, only not as good. This has some captivating moments, and it's certainly better than Nostalgia, but despite having a more ambitious and individual sound than later efforts, it's still not that ambitious and individual, nor is it really good enough to stand out from the pack. Passable.

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