The creative process for some albums is fraught with obstacles. When least expected, pitfalls and barriers impeded progress or worse yet; stop it cold. Sweden’s ORDER OF ISAZ know this tale all too well. The band, the brainchild of former TIAMAT bassist Johnny Hagel, recorded Seven Years of Famine over several hard years, and never wavered from their vision. Seven Years of Famine melts down classic dark influences (The Sisters of Mercy, Fields of the Nephilim) in the crucible of masterful Swedish melodic hard rock. For those that long for the beautifully sinister days of gothic metal glory, Seven Years of Famine is the record that will bring them back.
ORDER OF ISAZ self-released it’s debut EP in 2009 to acclaim and have teamed with Season of Mist Records to release their first full-length on March 14th – Preorders are available here.
Seven Years of Famine track listing:
1. The Coalesce
2. The Blackened Flame
3. Screeching Owl
4. Dancing Shadows
6. Umbra Sombra
7. Father Death
8. Spirit (Dead Can Dance cover)
9. Dying Star