The Even Order is a promising progressive metal band (or one-man-band, but I’d like to call them a band anyways) I have discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about 2 months ago with their impressive song; The World Outside, off from their debut release; The Awakening, which was released in 2019. If you are into ’90s thrash/heavy/progressive metal, listened to every epic metal album since then and now looking for something fresh like me? Then this is what you are looking for! Please give it a listen while reading the rest of the article.
The World Outside is a perfect summary of what I like the most about metal music. The creative mind, atmosphere, structure, energy flow, dynamics, loudness, instrumentals, and so on. It has the delightful progression of Mastodon, leads like Blind Guardian and Iced Earth, and the irresistible thrash metal vibes from the ’90s Metallica. The band obviously has come up with a powerful music style here by blending their influences under one roof, which is admirable. There’s nothing less or excessive in their music, on the contrary, everything has a wonderful balance.
The song is structured with two main pieces. The first part will take you an adventure into a mysterious place of clean-ish progressive arpeggios. Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful groove, toning, vocal lines, and instrumentation. This part immediately reminded me of Mastodon’s arpeggios they used to do until a few albums back. Then the song flawlessly evolves into the second section where the listener will be fully satisfied with the band’s understanding of ’90s badass thrash metal vibes. Simply beautiful.