Agent Steel / Order of the Illuminati
Album: Order of the Illuminati   Collection:General
Artist:Agent Steel   Added:Jan 2004
Label:Artillery Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-01-12 Pull Date: 2004-03-15 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Jan 25 Jan 18
Airplays: 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 16, 2007: too heavy for titanium
4. Apr 21, 2007: to heavy for titanium
Apocalypse (World Without Wi
2. Jun 08, 2007: too heavy for titanium
5. Oct 21, 2006: Too Heavy For Titanium
Dead Eyes
3. Jun 05, 2007: too heavy for titanium
Human Bullet
6. Sep 29, 2006: to heavy for titanium

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-01-12
Early 80s fast metal that sometimes ventures into thrash. A singer who sings like metal singers use to. Think Judas Priest and Iron Maiden but also think Forbidden and Exodus. I was surprised to see this band back at it since I bought an EP of their in 1983-84. Their sound hasn’t changed much and I’m not sure how well it’s aged but if you want pure metal with no modern hardcore/punk/thrash/nu-metal/metalcore/grindcore influences and like a singer who sings check this out.
1. After quiet guitar intro the track moves along at a quick, heavy pace but isn’t really thrash. Catchy chorus were the singer really shows off his range.
2. Reminds me a bit of mid-80s bay area thrash. Slows down and then goes in bursts.
3. Heavier with a riff that caries the track.
**4. Thrash with guitars that remind me a bit of Testament. Gang backing vocals. A melodic breakdown right before a somewhat cliché solo.
5. Melodic Middle Eastern guitar intro. Sorta odd and a bit cheesy but for some reason I’m not finding it awful.
6. Basic heavy track.
7. Thrash attack with long scream to begin. Damn does this remind me of 1987-89.
10. Starts with sample. Then a chug with some melodic guitar. Lots of soloing on this instrumental.
11. Another sample intro into a medium paced track.
Not much has chanced since 1986. -mph

Track Listing
1. Avenger   6. Apocalypse (World Without Wi
2. Ten Fists of Nations   7. Forever Black
3. Earth Under Lucifer   8. Dance of St. Vitus
4. Enslaved   9. Dead Eyes
5. Insurrection   10. Kontrol
  11. Human Bullet