Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Orthodox- Gran Poder

Genre- Doom Metal
Lyrical theme(s)- South-Spanish Religious Folklore, Oppression, Sin
Origin- Spain

Marco Serrato Gallardo - Bass, vocals
Ricardo Jimenez Gómez - Guitar
Borja Diaz Vera - Drums

Orthodox are a recent doom metal band mixing influences from more than a few various sources. This is their debut, Gran Poder, and it's a straight-up Doom Metal album, yet it contains influences from almost every genre imaginable, from Jazz to Ambient. It can get repetitive, but that adds to the effect the album achieves (a mystical drone feeling) rather than detracting from it. In other words, it's a great album for LSD. The vocals are scattered throughout the album, and they have a shit-ton of vibrato on them, almost to the point of yodeling (as gay as it may sound, they sound good). Heavy as Hell guitar tone, and a raw drum sound also contribute to the overall performance of this unique album.

1.Geryon's Throne27:28
2.Arrodillate Ante La Madera y La Piedra11:36
3.Oficio de Tinieblas01:26
4.El Lamento del Cabrón16:56
Total playing time57:27



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