"There are no limits, you are only limited by however far you want to be limited." I couldn't find any better words than the death metal master Chuck Schuldiner's words, and I totally believe that Rival Order literally has no limits for creativity and originality.
You know, it's been ages until I found a melodic death track that I really adore from the first riff. I have always been a fan of late '80s/early '90s metal bands, but I can't recall that any groups caught my ears in the 2000s, until today when I listened to Rival Order's Next In Line.
“Rival Order generates boot-stomping metal that’s right in its fans’ comfort zone—hard/ soft vocal trade-offs, ballistic kick drums, howling guitar licks, effective breakdowns and cries for salvation amid eternal damnation.”