The Order
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 27 July, 2012
Playing time: 44:06

Another hard rocking band hailing from Switzerland is releasing a classic metal album. This time it's The Order with 3 former studio productions in their history book. '1986' is a time travel back into the great 80's metal music, with straigh forward melodies and focus is on strong vocals and powerful up-tempo tracks. If you (like I do) love their album from 2008 'Rockwolf', this is a album for you to buy!!

Gianni Pontillo is the front man and singer in the band and his voice got the right rasp and tone for the genre. Bruno Spring on guitar is riffing and hooking like an insane. The members have been playing in various bands since the late 80's and this band seems to work out very well.

The great intro track 'Power of Love' is pointing the direction for the rest of the album. The true love to rock music from the 80's is overwhelming for me and the strong melodies with a tight production is really a blessing to listen to. The well balanced songs are juicy, bloody, fat and spicy barbecued pieces of metal meat to put on the hot grill this summer. 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll' is a catchy tune to play air guitar to and with the easy to learn chorus makes up a song that I like. In the Van Halen inspired track 'Generation White Line' Gianni really sounds in a voice tune just like the former Van Halen singer; Mr Sammy Hagar.

The rest of the album is full of favourite songs and still after 15-20 listenings I do still have a hard time to pick out my favourite tracks on the album. The band is still quite unknown (at least in Sweden), but with this mega strong album in their back, these swiss gentlemen do really deserve to make it to the bigger scenes and public.

Do you like good straight forward, energetic rock music with great guitars and vocals in top class then I am sure 'The Order' is band you will curse yourself that you missed out on earlier. I clap my hands and raise my fists to this nice piece of rock art!!

Check them out on spotify if you don't belive me.

The band's line-up is: Gianni Pontillo - Vocals, Bruno Spring - Guitars, Andrej Abplanalp - Bass and the hard hitting drummer Mauro Casciero.


01. The Power Of Love
Long Live Rock'n'Roll
Generation White Line
04. L
onely Nights
Fire It up
A Kiss Under The Rain
Damn Hot Chick
Heartbreaking Rebel Blood
Why Dreaming Hollywood
Stop Lying In The Name Of Love

Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 12 July, 2012