The Even Order - The World Outside - Song Review - Progressive Heavy Metal from Southern California, USA

The Even Order - The World Outside - Song Review - Progressive Heavy Metal from Southern California, USA
The Even Order - The World Outside - Song Review - Progressive Heavy Metal from Southern California, USA

In today's feature, we turn our attention to The Even Order, a highly promising progressive metal band (or one-man-band, as some might say) hailing from Southern California, USA. In this review, we delve into their powerful piece, "The World Outside," exploring its character, style, story, potential, and more.

The Even Order is an exciting discovery I made approximately two months ago, introduced to their impressive song, "The World Outside," from their debut release, "The Awakening," which hit the scene in 2019. If, like me, you are a fan of '90s thrash, heavy, and progressive metal, having explored every epic metal album in the years since, and are now yearning for something fresh, then look no further. I invite you to give the song a listen as we embark on this article.

"The World Outside" perfectly encapsulates the elements I adore most about metal music. The band showcases a creative mind, enthralling atmosphere, well-structured composition, dynamic energy flow, resonating instrumentals, and much more. It effortlessly combines the progressive progression reminiscent of Mastodon, leads evoking memories of Blind Guardian and Iced Earth, and the irresistible thrash metal vibes akin to those found in '90s Metallica. The Even Order has expertly crafted their own powerful music style, blending influences under a unified roof, resulting in a sound that strikes a harmonious balance.

The song itself consists of two distinct parts. The first section takes listeners on an adventure through a mysterious realm, conveyed by clean-ish progressive arpeggios. The atmosphere, groove, toning, vocal lines, and instrumentation exude a beautiful aura, reminiscent of Mastodon's arpeggios from their earlier albums. This then flawlessly transitions into the second section, where the band fully satisfies listeners with their understanding of the badass thrash metal vibes prevalent in '90s metal. It is simply a captivating experience.

From a technical standpoint, "The World Outside" maintains excellent standards across the board. However, it is worth noting that this record was not recorded and produced in a professional studio, which is why I refrain from using the term "top-class" here. Nevertheless, this in no way diminishes the band's exceptional efforts from start to finish. I wholeheartedly appreciate good music, and that is my sole criterion. The Even Order has crafted a remarkable debut album, "The Awakening," featuring eight solid tracks, serving as a significant stepping stone in their career. It is commendable that they chose not to pursue instant popularity through a series of singles or compromise their artistic vision for commercial gain.

In conclusion, I am deeply impressed by The Even Order, their musical sensibility, songwriting prowess, creativity, and debut album. While "The Awakening" may not be the monumental breakthrough the band envisions, it undeniably stands as a solid step forward, a testament to their unwavering dedication and a source of lifelong pride.

"The World Outside" has earned its well-deserved place in our TOP METAL SONGS PLAYLIST on Spotify! I encourage you to follow the links below to discover more about the band, engage with them on social media, and subscribe to their channels to show your support while staying up to date on their future releases.

In conclusion, on behalf of the Metalhead Community Team, we extend our congratulations to The Even Order for their impressive achievements with "The World Outside." We wish them (and their mates) the very best in their future endeavors. Thank you for reading.



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