Slow Order – Pyramid Toward Oblivion [EP]

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Slow Order make burly metal; that’s the only thing you can call it. Influenced by the likes of: Down, High on Fire and Mastodon, the Italian four-piece stay true to their forefather’s fury: static riffs, gnarly breakdowns and shattering solos.

Unlike, Mastodon, for instance, who use their technical virtuosity to create rollicking patterns and split-second shifts that are both thrilling and complex; Slow Order do one thing, and they do it well. They pummel. Pummelling, as fans of the genre know, has been an integral part of the stoner-metal rule book from day one; but without the ambition to challenge and improvise, it all sounds rather dull.