Agent Steel - Order Of The Illuminati

Year of Release: 2003
Label: Scarlet Records
Catalog Number: SC 063-2
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

After almost four years Agent Steel are back with this new Order Of The Illuminati.

Well, I've got to say that the album is a wide mixture of American power metal united with a more modern nineties thrash edge. What is most evident about this album is the aggressive side of the band, where they show themselves to be truly at ease, without forgetting the energy and the melody that surfaces here and there, even if a little shyly.

Indeed, Bruce Hall's voice is more fitting for the aggressive patterns, and is also rather skillful, even if not so original in the end.

The music succeeds in being truly variable as it goes from power metal to thrash to, sometimes, speed metal, making this album absolutely not monotonous.

Moreover, they don't miss the opportunity for some instrumental interludes in which the soloing abilities of the musicians can pop up into evidence.

My final judgment is positive. A good album, I believe; better in comparison to their previous effort Omega Conspiracy.

Avenger / Ten Fists Of Nations / Enslaved / Insurrection / Apocalypse (World Without Windows) / Forever Black / Dance Of St. Vitus (Bass Solo) / Dead Eyes / Kontrol (Intrumental) / Human Bullet

Bruce Hall ? vocals
Juan Garcia ? guitars
Bernie Versailles ? guitars
Karlos Medina - bass
Rigo Amezcua - drums

Skeptics Apocalypse (1985/1999)
Mad Locust Rising (1985/1999) (EP)
Unstoppable Force (1987/1999)
Omega Conspiracy (1999/2000)
Order Of The Illuminati (2003)

Genre: Progressive/Power Metal

Origin US

Added: August 10th 2003
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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Language: english


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