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Review: Profane Order - Tightened Noose of Sanctimony
Profane Order
Tightened Noose of Sanctimony

Label: Krucyator Productions
Year released: 2018
Originally released in: 2017
Duration: 53:04
Tracks: 13
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: August 9, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Tightened Noose of Sanctimony

Rated 4/5 (80%) (3 Votes)

War/bestial black/death metal is quite common in Canada, though it usually comes out of the west, especially British Columbia and sometimes Alberta, so I was surprised to see that Profane Order is from Montreal, Québec. This is a reissue of their EP of the same name and, as a bonus, there 2016 demo Marked by Malice.

While this shares some of the insane brutality of such bands as Blasphemy and many others, Profane Order is slightly less chaotic in their approach to the subgenre, though the end result is just as devastating, just a little more listenable. The vocals are especially notable, low growly rasps that sound like they're reaching out from the deepest pits of hell. As can be expected, a lot of this is heavy and fast as fuck, but the band also tends to slow down quite a bit and highlight their musicianship—without showing off—and those passages, while not as warlike as the rest, are crushingly heavy, pinning the listener to the ground. This is some damn good stuff and I'm surprised we don't hear about these guys more. Heavy and haunting stuff that'll give you some enjoyable nightmares, and a refreshing approach to this chaotic subgenre.

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