Dragging Down The Enforcer – 2008 – Season Of Mist

S= Eyehategod, Drip, Arson Anthem, Corrections House>>MICHAEL D. WILLIAMS>>Eyehategod, Arson Anthem, Corrections House
G= Nuclear Crucifixion, Soilent Green, Drip, Eyehategod>>BRIAN PATTON>>Soilent Green, Eyehategod – Hawg Jaw, Eyehategod>>GARY MADER>>Hawg Jaw, Eyehategod
B= Eyehategod>>Mark Scultz - Justin Grisoli – Goat Whore, Crowbar, Down, Saint Vitus>>PATRICK BRUDERS>>Goat Whore, Crowbar, Down, Saint Vitus
D= Eyehategod, The Mystic Krewe Of Clearlight>>Joey LaCaze>>Eyehategod, The Mystic Krewe Of Clearlight

Functioning as another Eyehategod, Outlaw Order or OO%, was a bunch of reprobates who came together in 2003 and issued a 7” called Legalize Crime. Schultz went to prison and in came Grisoli. Dragging Down The Enforcer came in 2008. The band featured Michael D. Williams (Eyehategod and Arson Anthem), Brian Patton (Eyehategod and Soilent Green) – guitar, Gary Mader (Eyehategod and Hawg Jaw) – guitar, Joey LaCaze (Eyehategod) - drums and Justin Grisoli (ex-Eyehategod) – bass. Patrick Bruders replaced Rex Brown in Down in 2011. Joey LaCaze, drummer for Eyehategod and Outlaw Order, died at age 42 years old. Cause of death was given as “respiratory failure.” His funeral was at the Voodoo Temple in New Orleans.


The band once known as Eyehategod is now known as Outlaw Order and with most of the line-up and sound intact it is not immediately obvious why the group has changed its name. Outlaw Order or OO%, as the album’s cover also asserts, is brutal, crazy, chaotic, sludgy and pounding metal. The vocals of Michael Williams spew mud and the drums of Joey LaCaze punch with abandon. The bass guitar, in particular, imbues a vibe similar to Black Sabbath, but these maniacs are too hardcore and crusty to ever bow before doom. While similar, the music here is not bound to the slower Sabbathy moments as much as the members’ previous work.
Dragging Down The Enforcer is oblivious of the times, the trends or commercialism. Metal mavens, hardcore hags and even those preserving the punk persona will dig this. It is pure mayhem. - Ali “The Metallian”


Outlaw Order