On December 25th, SIGNAL REX is proud to present ORDEM SATÂNICA's highly anticipated third album, Ordem Satânica, on cassette tape format - strictly limited to 166 copies, never to be repressed again on any format.
ORDEM SATÂNICA truly live in the moment, that intoxicating fury of total and utter immersion. They're possessed by a hideous grimness that's utterly hypnotizing, and not surprisingly are at the forefront of Portugal's prolific and thriving raw black metal scene. Linchpins of the elite Aldebaran Circle - which currently includes TRONO ALÉM MORTE, OCCELENBRIIG, VOËMMR, and DEGREDO - ORDEM SATÂNICA's sound is comparably chaotic and necrotic, bleary and blown-out. And yet, the trio possess a deceptive sense of melody, malformed and miasmic, dissonant and distressed, that favorably reminds of France's immortal Black Legions from the dark days of the 1990s. For verily, this BLACK METAL from an ancient time - AGAINST the modern world, and against the modern "black metal" scene.
To date, ORDEM SATÂNICA have built a coveted canon of thoroughly underground works, each more challenging and cantankerous than the last. Just earlier this year, they released their second full-length, Demónios dos Primeiros Mundos, and now strike back with their crudest 'n' rudest gesture: fittingly, self-titled Ordem Satânica. Mesmerizing in the malodorous depths it plumbs whilst exhibiting an acutely cultivated aspect despite its crudeness, Ordem Satânica strips the band's aesthetic bare but builds it back up, blown out and nearly brittle, ever to debase the listener during this transformation/transfixion: a windswept travail across desolation and disgust, ever inwards and maybe even backwards, shot upward/outward from the darkest dungeons of the soul. Modernity doesn't exist here; there is only the past, which passed before it began. Time stands still here, and the listener is powerless against ORDEM SATÂNICA's evocations of a better/worse world.
When there are still revisionist reveries for the early '90s boom of black metal, which inevitably died a slow death, there are bands in this millennium who harness that very real, very primordial power, and the raw Portuguese scene is currently at the forefront. ORDEM SATÂNICA continue to carry the torch - have you been burned yet?