Label: Argonauta Records
I have the Eternal Fire, the second album of Italian instrumental stoners Slow Order in my queue. It’s not a bad listen to in June, in a office, while the sun is beaming outside. I have to confess, this took longer than expected. The album is great, don’t take me wrong. As an instrumental album, the first thing that came to my mind was something like “Russian Circles are here again?”. Whenever you have a rock blasting trio doing mainly instrumental stuff that’s what you are going to think. But in all honesty, it’s different. The album is far from boring and the different types of tracks.
“Obsessive Tale”, the second track of the album, hits you like a train. Really it felt like at train at different speeds, but with a cadence that drives you on trip. Passing to “Serpents son” and my thoughts were “What in this world is this?”. It’s not the speed but there is a charge of power in the rhythm that slaps the listener in the face.
“Eclipse” is an interesting track. In the album structure, comes exactly in the middle. And it’s mild mysterious soft music with a good drum work just before “Kanavar” kicks the bucket. Fantastic blast going through for almost seven minutes of pure, breathtaking rock. “The hunter” song has the classical animal sounds appearing right in the beginning. The album finishes with “Starweed”, as the psych type of acoustic track to anticipate another explosition as “Blackmass”.
This is an interesting band and it was a good thing to discover during these days. Most likely I will follow them and try to see them live whenever the opportunity arises.
- Eternal Fire
- Obsessive Tale
- Serpent’s Son
- The Hunter
- Black Mass