Tuesday, 27 March 2018

ORIGOD - Solitude Of Time And Space (Album Review and Exclusive Album Premiere)


Release date: March 30th 2018. Label: Argonauta Records. Format: CD/DD

Solitude In Time And Space – Tracklisting

1. REACHING OUT
2. PERCEPTION OF DREAMS
3. WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD
4. STRIDENT CHORDS
5. CONFESSION
6. ICY BREATH
7. CITY OF PAIN
8. NOW
9. SOLITUDE IN TIME AND SPACE

Members

Dario Chiadini: guitars
Vincenzo Circosta: vocals
Luciano Chertan Cotta: drums
Marco "Bobo" Miglietti: bass

Review

Solitude In Time And Space sees the return of Post-Metallic Progressive Sludge Rockers - Origod. With an album title such as that you can expect to hear a heavy cocktail of post-hardcore, sludge metal, doom metal and even noise rock. Perhaps heavily influenced by Mastodon, Baroness, Cave-In and ISIS (The Band), this album sees Origod create a sound on their own uncompromising terms.

The album has a very raw and honest sounding post-metallic sound. Not too polished but not overdone either. Opening track - Reacting Out - sets up the whole flow of the entire album.

Angry vocals and precise Sludge/Noise/Post-Hardcore guitar sounds. It may take a few minutes to become accustomed to Origod's brutally fast paced sound. Though if you're familiar to the early vibes of Mastodon and Baroness then you will soon be at home with the ferocious riffs. The production is quite good and allows Origod to build up a whirlwind of different noises and textures. The vocals are a mixture of clean vocals and heavy growls that appear in the background.

Second track - Perception Of Dreams - carries on the frenzied Post-Hardcore/Sludge Metal attack with the band never letting up with the fast-paced sounds. The vocals are less angry than the opening song but that doesn't stop Origod laying on the post-hardcore aggression. As the guitar sounds become heavier and more direct. Maybe the production on this song is too raw at times and could have done more work. Though Origod carry on with the show and power on through playing their intense blend of post-metal/post-punk/hardcore vibes.

Songs such as Welcome To The New World, Strident Chords, Confession, Now and Solitude In Time And Space only endear the listener to Origod's cause. As the music veers to heavier progressive territory with outbursts of violent sonic riffs that will perhaps delight and confuse listeners in equal measure. That's a good thing as Origod prove they can create music on their own terms whilst still paying respects to their musical influences. Maybe the album is slightly long by one or two tracks but that doesn't stop Solitude In Time And Space being a violent sounding tour-de-force of Sludge Metal.

Origod play so many different genres that the album could have easily become lost with the many different themes and ideas contained on the album. It's to the band's credit they keep on playing this style of music and keeping the listener entertained to the very end.

I was surprised Argonauta Records announced they were releasing this album. As it's not their usual style of music they promote. I'm glad they did release this album. As I would have perhaps not given this album the attention it thoroughly deserves.

Hopefully the Post-Hardcore/Sludge Metal community will embrace this album as much as I did. Solitude In Time And Space is a stunning album. Enough Said...

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Barbara at NeeCee Agency for the promo. Solitude Of Time And Space will be available to buy on CD/DD from March 30th 2018 via Argonauta Records.

If you cannot wait that long then you can listen to this exclusive album premiere of the entire thing below courtesy of Argonauta Records.

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