Orb Of Torture
posted on 1/2008 By:
Unsigned Belgian death metal act Orb of Torture have yet to issue a full LP, but had a demo and an EP under their belt when they released Stereolith in September of 2007. Though a short 17 minutes, this newest EP features three songs that accomplish the difficult task of building on a classic death metal sound by polishing it up with a modern flair for technicality. The songs feature extreme – and I mean extreme – guttural vocals and a musical structure that varies widely, even within the short look we get with Stereolith.
Orb of Torture combine simple, deliberate riffs with quick machine-gun acrobatics, providing a variety that should hold the attention of most anyone with metal A.D.D. The dual-guitar approach helps to set Orb of Torture apart from their contemporaries, and adds to their “technical” tag. Hints of Suffocation are evident, though Orb of Torture's sound brings together elements of many distant corners of the genre. The band's modern take on death metal is more than just a “twist,” and warrants a listen or at least a spot on the back burner until their inevitable debut LP. There isn’t much more to say about Stereolith since it is an EP – and a short one at that. It’s a solid three songs that we can only hope piques the interest of a label sooner than later.
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