Album Review: The Order of Apollyon – “The Sword and the Dagger”

Order of Apollyon The Sword and the Dagger

When any album carries the tag of blackened death metal I get a bit leery before hearing it; as any fan knows, Behemoth have pretty much cornered this category, and have done so with amazing gusto. So it’s quite the surprise to hear an album within the genre that calms those fears—one that, while staying true to the main foundations of blackened death, does things a little differently and does them well. Such is the case with The Sword and the Daggerthe latest offering from France’s The Order of Apollyon.

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