POSSESSED STEEL – Order Of The Moon | Aristocrazia Webzine


Band: Possessed Steel
Title: Order Of The Moon
Year: 2017
Country: Canada
Label: Self-Released

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Translation: Oneiros

  1. Metal Giants
  2. Valhalla
  3. Order Of The Moon
  4. Crystal Hand

Brave warriors ride amongst trees in a thousand years old woods, holding heavy swords with their hands, hardened through years of hand-to-hand combat. Their armours shine reflecting the first rays of sunlight, as they hail: «To Odin!». A bloody battle is coming and the ones who fight aim to grant themselves a place into Valhalla.

This might sound undoubtedly like something coming from northern Europe, although it comes from North America. In fact, the streets of Toronto hide the gloomy rehearsal cave of Possessed Steel, a band born in 2010 that's just got to releasing its second EP. Its title? "Order Of The Moon".

The first notes, in addiction to make us grab our air guitar, reveal Possessed Steel's passion for 70s British warhorses like Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and… Genesis. If you pay enough attention as you listen to the record, you can feel their presence both into songwriting and in some voice details. These canadians shape their style with energy, creating something very British. The result resembles somehow Skyclad of the "Folkémon" era (without instruments like violin).

Keep an eye on Possessed Steel! Other bands might want to stubbornly release long playing records filled with questionable songs. This Canadian quartet, on the other hand, sticks to the essential and yet sounds more than convincing with only 20 minutes of no-frills music.