Ordo Equilibrio
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Reaping The Fallen , 7/10
The Triumph of Light , 6/10
Conquest, Love & Self Perseverance , 6/10
Make Love And War: The Wedlock of Roses , 5/10
Make Love And War: The Wedlock of Equilibrium , 5/10
Cocktails Carnage And Pornography (2003), 5/10
Apocalips (2006) , 6/10

Ordo Equilibrio is the project of Swedish multi-instrumentalist Tomas Pettersson. Formed in 1993, Ordo Equilibrio Reaping The Fallen (Cold Meat Industry, 1995) is a classic of gothic, icy, desolate electronica, although the terrifying atmosphere is occasionally lit by medieval-sounding acoustic ballads (sung by the only other member, Chelsea Krook).
Tracks: De Profundis, Where Happiness Ruled, Reaping The Fallen The First Harvest, This Is Darkness There Will Be Light, Safe Sane And Consensual, Angels Of The Highest Order, Dominatrix Purgatory, Silent Hymn For Ms Antrophy, In Nomeni Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi.

The anti-Christian concept album The Triumph of Light (Cold Meat Industry, 1997) delved into a form of profane folk inspired by Death In June.
Tracks: Victory Starts Here, Walpurgisnacht In The Grotto, Marching Across The Stupid And Ignorant , Thou Can Not Love Them All, Entering The Masturbatory , This Absolute Supper, Carnival, Invocation, Under The Rose, After Reign Cometh Sun , Living By The Sword.

Nature Seeking Equilibrium appeared on the EP I4I (1997).

A technical apex was achieved on Conquest, Love & Self Perseverance (Cold Meat Industry, 1998),
Tracks: Phosphorous Ascending/Anthem Of Venus , Watching Lucifer Wander, Mistress Of Hourglass Figure , Cleft Of Stainless Rose , In The Grassy Fields, Cleansing The Tainted Face Of Reason , The Perplexity Of Hybris, The Blind Are Leading The Blind , Let's Celebrate, Conquest Love & Self Perseverance, Disrobed But In Stocking , Ouroboros, Man Always Forgets .

The single Nordik Battle Signs Algiz / Konvergece of Life and Death (Cold Meat Industry, 1999) announced the end of a phase and the beginning of a new one: Chelsea Krook left the project and was replaced by Rosemary Larsen, and the name of the project changed in Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio. The sound slowly evolved towards apocalyptic folk on Make Love And War: The Wedlock of Roses (Cold Meat Industry, 2000), Make Love And War: The Wedlock of Equilibrium (Cold Meat Industry, 2001) and Cocktails Carnage And Pornography (Cold Meat Industry, 2003).

However, Apocalips (2006) marked an austere and almost neoclassical maturity. The only problem with Tomas Pettersson's music is that it is a continuous dejavu of past gothic, industrial and folk genres.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Federica De Nicola)

Ordo Equitum Solis (un duo di chitarra e voce), crea solenni e malinconiche ballate folk che rievocano musica medievale, canzoni da menestrelli e liturgia gregoriana. Inevitabilmente Solstitii Temporis Sensus (Musica Maxima Magnetica, 1990) ed Animi Aegritudo (1991) suonano derivativi di Sol Invictus e Dead Can Dance.

L'EP OE (1993) ed il live Paraskenia (1994) semplicemente riciclano le stesse idee, ma Hecates (1995) e Planetes (1999) mostrano una crescente maestrìa nel produrre il suono delle loro “canzoni” acustiche.

Seguendo i passi dell'EP Signs (Sinope, 1999) e l'antologia in due cd Octo (1999), nel nuovo studio album, Metamorphosis (2000), sperimentano con una formazione più variegata.

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