Fallen Order are a band from New Zealand that plays a very traditional form of metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 ep "The Age Of Kings".
A very old school Iron Maiden style guitar lead and powerful bass line s start off the recording before adding in heavier guitar riffs and then the music starts going for more of a 1980 metal sound along with some melodic vocals that also have elements of power metal and they also add in back up gang shouts.
The songs on the ep are very old school sounding going for the true heavy metal sound which existed before genres such as speed, power or thrash metal and your can hear a lot of NWOBHM elements in their sound and some of the tracks also have a hard rock feeling to them at times and a small amount of acoustic guitars are utilized on the last track which gives the recording an epic feeling.
Fallen order stick to a very old school and traditional metal style with the music sounding so ancient that if you played this for anybody that has never heard this band the y would all think this is a metal record from the early 80's, the production is very old school sounding and the lyrics cover medieval fantasy themes.
In my opinion Fallen Order are a very great sounding old school heavy metal b and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stand Together" and "The Age Of Kings". 8/5 out of 10.