Henk : I missed the first album, 'All Hail The Order', and I will definitely check that one after hearing 'Evil Rising'. The Heretic Order shows on this new album a very mature and heavy sound that you expect t to hear in 2018. Dark and low-tuned guitars are the setting for the horror voice of Lord Ragnar. The band has a predilection for Black Sabbath, Mercyful Fate and related bands but sounds like a very modern band with a classic style. Sometimes very heavy as in 'Hate Is Born' but at the same time swinging as in 'Omens'. Always with a feeling for melody and supported by a very stable rhythm section. This crafted with beautiful guitar solos ensures that there is again a favourite for the year list. Metal as it should be and we all like that don’t we? Enough highlights on this album with as outliers 'Mortification Of The Flesh', 'The Mask' and the Black Sabbath like 'The Scourge Of God'. The Heretic Order, check it out!