Ordo Ab Chao
Review by Gary Hill
I originally had this slated for the progressive rock side of Music Street Journal, but in retrospect, it really doesn’t fit there. I know, it’s the first time we’ve put a Magna Carta release anywhere but under “progressive rock.” And, yes, there are some prog moments and prog elements at various times on the disc. Overall, though, this is essentially nu-metal. I’d consider it closer to Tool than just about anything else. It’s quite good nu-metal at that, but a bit limited sometimes. There tends to be a bit of a monolithic nature to the early portions of the set. Still, this is entertaining. However, while I’ve got a pretty wide range of what I’ll put under progressive rock, this is decidedly heavy metal. Some extremely creative metal, though.