Review by: Metal Mom
The meaning of ORIGIN is “rise or derivation from a particular source “, and that’s exactly what you can say about Origin, they have strayed off death metal to become a technical/death/shred metal band, and after listening to their newest release, I have to say that they have accomplished just that, and therefore have the right to …claim themselves the leaders of metal’s new wave of extremity.
ORIGIN was first formed in 1997 in Topeka, Kansas, and is actually on the list of famous names in, Wikipedias list of people from Topeka, Kansas. For this latest release you will find Jason Keyser(vocals), Mike Flores(bass, vocals), Paul Ryan(guitar, vocals), and John Longstreth on drums. Their newest CD “Entity” is their 5 release, but the first under new label Nuclear Blast. This album was done in the Chapman Recording Studios in Kansas working with friend Robert Rebeck. Proving with this CD that this combination works, and will be releasing their intense and technical hell on us in June 2011.
In all fairness, I don’t know if I can truly do this album justice, this is my first time listening to ORIGIN. And like all good reviewers , you have to listen to it multiple times to get a real feel for the music and lyrics. But I did enjoy this album, its very catchy, with fast blast beats, the thundering drums, the growls and screams fit into this technical sound well, guitars , lots of riffs and shredding going on here. There are 11 songs on this CD to enjoy, I did for the most part, the only thing I still am not too sure of is the really high pitch squeals, (pig squeals ?), I think that could have been left out. But I am sure there will be lots who will appreciate it. But ORIGIN has established themselves as a band who can put out that frantic / hell paced sound of metal. And I will be listening to it again, the squeals, well they are not through the whole songs, so I can ignore that part. But I really enjoyed how they drew it all together. They truly have a harsh death sound with technical skill brought it together to make it all work. They are “Committed”.
Be prepared to witness ORIGIN in their finest hour.
Catch the band, with their new frontman, Jason Keyser on tour with Hate Eternal, Vital Remains and Abysmal Dawn in North America. Look for ORIGIN on tour in Europe, South America, Mexico, Asia, Australia and the rest of the world in 2011 and 2012