While Orlog hail from Germany, they don’t really strike me as a German sounding black metal band. I would say they lean more towards the Scandinavian style. Maybe a nice mix of Norwegian and Swedish? Regardless where their musical cues are coming from, this band is killer. I do it some disservice by mentioning the regional forms of black metal because that may give you some preconceived notion of what to expect. While it is norse in style, they throw you for a loop on almost every track. Songs like “Todtgeweiht” may be a punishing black metal song but they add in some incredibly creative guitar parts that help push this band above the crowd.

At it’s core it’s a furious black metal bruiser. Reminds me of Marduk a bit here and there, and that’s never a bad thing in my book.

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