Orphan Devil – Victims Of The Night/Drifting Away 7″

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April 2020
February 21st, 2020 / Gates Of Hell Records
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Reviewer: John Haseltine

Many bands of late have been forming or turning to the traditional sounds of heavy metal’s glory days. Is it the genre coming full circle? Or could it be the fact that the many styles and sub-genres are over-saturated these days? Whatever the case may be, there seems to be a surge in the classic/traditional heavy metal sound that got all of us metalheads hooked on back in the day.

Such is the case with Finland’s Orphan Devil. These guys formed the band in 2016 with one purpose in mind, to create heavy metal music to glorify that classic sound and style we have all grown to cherish amongst our playlists.

Orphan Devil’s first official release ahead of their debut album comes to us in the form of a 7” vinyl release. Not that I have one in front of me but will be on the hunt soon. I have a digital copy currently, which is just fine for me. The production on my digital tracks sounds as traditional as ever, which adds to the ambience of their works. The two tracks do have an authentic feel to them.

Orphan Devil’s tracks here are of a traditional heavy metal style. Very early NWOBHM to a classic metal sound with a bit of early speed metal mixed in here and there. Their music is very well thought out and played with precision. Their sound here is catchy and rocking with plenty of dueling guitars and gallops. It is effortless to get hooked on these two tracks, so proceed with caution.

Orphan Devil’s music here will appeal to fans of Angel Witch, Bullet, Satan, Haunt, early Tokoyo Blade, and many more. Orphan Devil’s music is classic heavy metal for generations to come.

1. Victims of the Night
2. Drifting Away


Sampo – Bass, backing vocals
Late – Drums
Kristo – Guitars
Sakke – Guitars
Perttu – Vocals