Pin It
Favourite

Orchid’s Curse 

Words (Diminished Fifth)

orchid-review.jpg
Halifax’s metal ambassadors Orchid’s Curse’s latest, Words, reads like a dissertation from the heavier side of the tracks. All the traditional metal motifs are here, from the pseudo-religious iconoclasm of the cover art to the sort of lyrical symbolism that goes best with double kick drum. In the tirade against consumerism, “Indifferences,” Hogan screams “Apathy is killing us/most days I don’t care.” The conceptualized lyrics are a vein pumping blood through the hedonistic crunch and thrash of Words. But it doesn’t stop the title track from pulverizing the listener to submission, suddenly pausing, and restarting to end with the abruptness of a declaration spoken.
Pin It
Favourite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Survey Asks

Would you prefer bins or bags for your garbage and recyclables?

  • Bins
  • Bags

View Results

The Scene

More »

In Print This Week

Vol 26, No 34
January 17, 2019

Cover Gallery »


Real Time Web Analytics

© 2019 Coast Publishing Ltd.