Ratings and Reviews
Kinda like lamb of god mixed with gojira
It's no surprise that Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil made a guest appearance on this album, and these guys are easily one of my favorite new bands on the metal scene this year. They offer a fresh blend of technical death metal, with some orchestral arrangements. The press often refers to them as symphonic metal however I don't think that really fits. If Randy Blythe from Lamb of God joined Fleshgod Apocalypse or Septic Flesh, and pumped it up on steroids that's how I'd describe this band. My favorite tracks are Salem, Cold Water, You Die in Roma, Halls of Human Delights, and Mortem. I've listened well over a dozen times since it came out and I hear something new every time. I think this album will be in my playlist for a while, thanks G.O.D!
About Genus Ordinis Dei
A sonorous and erudite symphonic death metal outfit based out of Crema, Italy, Genus Ordinis Dei was founded in 2011 by professional music instructors Nick K. (vox & guitars), Tommy Mastermind (guitars & orchestra), Steven F. Olda (bass), and Richard Meiz (drums). The group independently released their self-produced and narrative-driven (it was to be the second act in a planned trilogy) debut, The Middle, in 2013. The following year saw the band enlist production help from friend and frequent tour mate Marco Coti Zelati (Lacuna Coil), resulting in the release of an eponymous EP in 2016 via Danish label Mighty Music. In 2017, the group inked a deal with U.S. label Eclipse Records, and released a sophomore effort, Great Olden Dynasty, which featured a guest vocal from Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia on the track "Salem" and production by Simone Mularoni (Luca Turilli's Rhapsody, DGM). ~ James Christopher Monger
- Crema, Italy