When Order from Chaos split up in 1996, bass guitarist and vocalist Pete Helmkamp went on to found Angelcorpse, while guitarist Chuck Keller and drummer Mike Miller started Ares Kingdom.
As a new listener, it was odd at first to hear the close similarities between Alex Blume and Pete Helmkamp
, Mike and Chuckâ€™s former band mate in OFC
, and the leadoff title track definitely has an Angelcorpse
vibe about it.
Hereâ€™s a nice sophomore album from a couple of former Order From Chaos members (Mike Miller and Chuck Keller), and while the other Order From Chaos member, Pete Helmkamp
has gone for the throat with his post Order From Chaos projects (Angelcorpse and the recent Kerasphorus EP), Ares Kingdom
are content to deliver metal thatâ€™s purely rooted in old school death/thrash metal reminiscent of Possessed, Celtic Frost and such.
That stuff is best left to Helmkamp