There’s something to be said for a band that shows the utmost professionalism when reaching out to a website for coverage. Such is the case with Chicago band CENTRAL DISORDER. Their vocalist Rob Peto hit me up about ten days ago on our A&GS contact and submissions form, and he was very nice. He included a download of Eradication, their new album, as well as band photos, and a well-put together press release. The disc came out in September, so yeah, I’m a bit late to the party on these guys. Be sure and click the link below so you can check them out and purchase the record. Anyway, let’s talk about the music now.
The ten tracks contain a healthy dose of Melodic Death Metal with some Groove and Thrash elements woven in throughout. Right away a couple of tunes stood out from the pack, and those were “The Reckoning” and “Into the Night.” The guitar tandem of Michael Masky and Derek Delucia really comes to life on these numbers with some seriously cool interplay going on betwixt the two of them. Peto also sounds like a man wrestling a Hell-spawned demon on “Into the Night.” Opener “Insurrection” will certainly get your attention, kind of like angry Texas fire ants when you inadvertently step on one of their anthills and starts things off right.
Another winner is found in “Suffer My Hand”, with the rhythm section of Bobby McCarthy (drums) and Aaron Fedor (bass) anchoring the tempo and swinging the hammer, while the axemen move in for the killshot. And I’ll say the same about “Save the Hero,” which harkens back to an old school metal feel that you just can’t fake; listeners will spot your insincerity a mile away. Nice work here! “Gravewalker” is an all-out pummeler Hell-bent on taking your fucking head off, and closer “Consumed” manages to walk that line between brutal and technical without overindulging in the intricacies, and the guys really hit a good stride.
Again, before these guys contacted me I knew nothing about CENTRAL DISORDER. You just have to realize that we get a ton of submissions here and it is just impossible to wade through them all in a timely fashion. But you know what? Rob Peto’s professionalism and instant likeability when he reached out is what prompted me to give the boys a listen, and I am very glad I did. I think it’s safe to say that the future is very bright for this band. I mentioned being late to the party earlier, but you can bet your ass I ain’t leavin’ anytime soon. You can grab Eradication HERE. Do it now and thank me later.
STANDOUT TRACKS: “Save the Hero”, “Into the Night”, “The Reckoning”, “Suffer My Hand”