OUTLAW ORDER - DRAGGING DOWN THE ENFORCER - SEASON OF MIST
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”