Finland's ORDINANCE premiere new track at "Legacy" magazine's website Thursday September 3 2020, 4:35 PM
Finland's ORDINANCE premiere new track at "Legacy" magazine's website

Today, Finnish black metal insurgents  Ordinance  stream the entirety of their highly anticipated second album,  In Purge There is No Remission , at   Decibel   magazine's website . Set for international release on September 11th via  The Sinister Flame , hear   Ordinance 's   In Purge There is No Remission  in its entirety exclusively   HERE .

Formed sometime during the beginning of this cursed new millennium,  Ordinance  have been a study of patience and pride. Not for them to rush out releases; each creation comes when it is ready. No more, no mystique intended. Neither for them is the term "Finnish black metal" appropriate, despite their country of origin; rather, BLACK METAL is the only torch worth bearing in the  Ordinance  world. And so far, across a demo in 2007 and the  Relinquishment  debut album in 2014, that torch has been brilliant in its searing obsidian glow.

Naturally for a band that eschews wider visibility and the cheap gimmicks or safe categorization that gets many/most bands there,  Ordinance  have remained something of a "diamond in the rough" as it were - a band too often (and unjustly) overlooked, based solely on the strength of their recordings. While  The Sinister Flame  does not hold out much hope for the public changing its weak ways, it is confident in saying that  Ordinance  have delivered their most potent work yet in their long-awaited sophomore album,  In Purge There is No Remission .

The title itself bears especial portent, as musically,  Ordinance  literally leave no stone unturned (or weapon unused?) in their quest for the ultimate expression of black metal. The sound is immediately and irrevocably BLACK METAL, to be sure, but the duo bend so many unorthodox means to their diabolical design - and, it must be said, effortlessly and unselfconsciously so - that the end result is paradoxically orthodox, or at least a stridently purer iteration of black metal than one would expect given the band's wild 'n' wayward attack. Thus, one could say that  In Purge There is No Remission  is black metal by language, but  Ordinance 's dialect is an undeniably unique one.

Utterly ominous, tauntingly sinister,  Ordinance  here create a seven-song soundscape that manages to unnerve and unhinge the listener as ably as the band have already done to their own spiritual parameters. A dense-but-devious 50 minutes in total,  In Purge There is No Remission  possesses an atmosphere that's unpredictable yet unified, exciting but never scattershot. This is a work of master craftsmen and cunning sorcerers simultaneously, a delirious (and delirium-inducing) trip into madness and mysticism: a reconstitution of second-wave classicism with boundaries both broken and built. This is  Ordinance 's  In Purge There is No Remission , and it demands that only the adventurous and ardent apply.  

Fully apply exclusively   HERE , courtesy of   Decibel , North America's only monthly metal magazine. Preorder info can be found   HERE . Official and exclusive USA distribution by Dark Descent Records. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

Tracklisting for Ordinance (Finland)'s  In Purge There is No Remission
1. Obstructed Paths
2. Diabolopathia
3. Gathering Wraiths
4. Credo Sceleratum
5. The Kingdom of Nothing
6. Gesticulation of Death
7. Purging Kremanation

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