Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Colossal New Debut LP, ‘Universe’, From Metal Band Orca

Like the universe itself, Orca’s new album is overwhelming. According to the band themselves, their sound is about “submission to the awe and power of the world, and the realization and self-actualization levels of awareness and consciousness.

Universe opens with ‘Amber’, which begins with some brooding distorted drums before exploding with some gargantuan metal riffage. This track sets the tone for the whole album, constantly shifting suspensefully from soft to heavy.

A vibrant mixture of different nationalities, the band’s five members are all from different countries including Ireland, Italy, Brazil, Poland and Armenia. It’s no wonder that the band’s sound is equally eclectic borrowing from jazz, psych rock, heavy metal and synthpop.


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