REVIEW: RANDOMORDER – The Forbidden Knowledge

A few weeks ago Australian thrashers Randomorder asked me to review their debut album – The Forbidden Knowledge. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten this request from the band and there are two reasons why it’s taken me this long to review this album:

1) A very hectic schedule consisting of work and travel. As well as previous commitments I’ve made to other bands (in the interest of being fair I do reviews in a first come first serve format.)

2) When I’m not working, traveling or writing reviews for other bands I’m to busy thrashing the fuck out to Randomorder’s album to sit down and write a damn review on it!

In all seriousness though Randomorder have created one hell of an album. The Forbidden Knowledge is packed with a ton of originality, mixed with influences from old-school thrash greats such as Sepultura, Slayer, Kreator and Sodom.

Randomorder will blow any listener away with their massive assault of thrash fury. The top-notch production of this album allows the listener to hear every impressive solo and face melting riff this album has to offer, and trust me when I say this album features a ton of them! Matching the killer axe attack in intensity and skill are the vicious vocals and devastating drums that feature a mixture of tempos ranging from average speeds to furious blast beats. Indeed Randomorder are the complete package and The Forbidden Knowledge is proof of this.

THE BOTTOM LINE: With The Forbidden Knowledge, Randomorder have proven they are a force to be reckoned with in the world of extreme metal. Not only has the band released their debut album but Randomorder have released an album that will be considered a classic in the years to come. YOU NEED THIS ALBUM!

OVERALL: 95/100

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