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The Order: Supreme Hypocrisy
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The Order: Supreme Hypocrisy

Melodic Heavy Metal Rock
4.0/5.0

Formed better than 15 years ago, Swiss metal band The Order has been dropping albums rather consistently since 2006. Early on, I new album appeared every two years, but then the space between lengthened. So four years since Rock N Rumble, the quartet returns with their six long-player Supreme Hypocrisy.

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As you recall, or for the new listener, The Order plays a hybrid mixture of classic heavy metal and hard rock. Most songs are fast and heavy with tough riffs, big beat and groove, and fine soaring guitar solos. Gianni Pontillo has a strong, sometimes assertive, vocal style that traverses both hard rock and metal. Sometimes, his assertive voice gets a bit screamo as within the title cut Supreme Hypocrisy. Alternatively, within the AC/DC vibe of August In Miami, he can twist between Brian Johnson and Bon Scott.

Considering some more songs, along with August In Miami, you'll find more heavy metal riff rockers in Back To Reality, Dreams Are Not Reality, and No Messiah, all with terrific guitar solos. For Where I Come From and the longer closing tune Only The Good Die Young, The Order goes for more heavy, steady metal, with perhaps some latent blues groove within the former song. Save Yourself attempts something of a heavy arena anthem with a rising pace, and better vocal harmony in the chorus. Completely out of The Order's heavy metal context, Sometimes offers a very mellow ballad, featuring only voice over piano.

All said, The Order's Supreme Hypocrisy is another fine album from the band, offering their singular version of classic and melodic heavy metal rock. Is it superior to previous albums? That's for fans to decide, but it's definitely different than the Eighties melodic hard rock of 2012's 1986. Give it a go. You may dig it.



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The Bottom Line

The Order's Supreme Hypocrisy is another fine album from the band, offering their singular version of classic and melodic heavy metal rock. Is it superior to previous albums? That's for fans to decide.

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