Order Of The Black Dawn are Ruairi O'Baoighill (Ireland) and Michal Polgár (from the Slovakian dark ambient project Morvranh). Personally, I'm not acquainted with Morvranh but I do know Ruairi O'Baoighill from his album 'The Faceless One' (which I reviewed on the old version of our website, read). I really liked the album and I remember expecting a lot from him in the near future.
The album opens with 'Where The Darkest Thickets Grow', a track with animal noises and a diversity of soundscapes. That's what I was talking about in the first paragraph, when I mentioned a forest. Once deeper inside however, the animals become silent while eerie drones, minimal noise and ambient soundscapes take over. 'Temple' is a pretty harsh track, driving on a grinding drone, just the way I like it.
'The Altar' has a haunting ritualistic feel to it, which probably makes this the scariest piece on this already pretty dark album. My favorite track is closer 'Waters From The Moon', which I feel is the richest and fullest track on this album. Yet, overall, this really is an excellent piece of dark ambient, one which could open your imagination, certainly when enjoyed in absolute darkness and silence. Go ahead, try it. You'd be amazed about what your mind can bring up...