ORB 'Birth' LP
The skies have opened and dropped on us a trio of kids from Geelong, Australia packing some seriously futuristic sludge: ORB. A heaping helping of proto-metal chops meets paranoid sci fi fantastical ravings, replete with some tasty syntheisiser werk that breaks it up just so. Close mic’d to perfection by Total Control’s own Mikey Young, these epics swing with demonic swagger and crackle with the static of a menacing future, twisting and churning through loose-limbed riffery, all punctuated by a wail that sounds as if it’s coming from every hidden camera outside the Ministry of Love. A proggy but in the pocket head-trip hard rock record for the table to be sure, and hopefully these Aussies will be bringing their dystopian groove your way soon.