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By pushing themselves beyond the limits, each release has seen the band become more punishing and technically proficient in their delivery. With the utter devastation and inhuman speed heard on their offering, "Echoes Of Decimation", ORIGIN proved that they could not only play faster and heavier than almost anyone on the block, but they could do so within the confines of some very well-written tunes.
It was an album that I, for one, was unsure they could top. Where previous efforts were impressive in musicality and brutality, "Antithesis" shadows its predecessors on all levels.
Maintaining that level of sheer insanity for which ORIGIN is known, "Antithesis" shows that the band has learned how to take control over their own chaos and mold it into the highly complex, yet living and breathing behemoth that stands before us today.
Returning to the fold, guitarist Jeremy Turner locks horns with mainstay Paul Ryan to create a barrage of blistering riffs and intricate sweeps and dual lead runs that will send even the most skilled six-stringers back to their practice amps. The true progression in ORIGIN's sound can be heard in the way the pair manage to interject bits of melody within the maelstrom.
The inclusion of guitar solos, such as the exotic lead on "Wrath Of Vishnu" or mind-blowing melody that closes out the almost minute title track by far their most stunning piece of work to date are a welcome addition to the band's arsenal.
Bassist Mike Flores takes a more prominent role on this recording as well, mimicking Turner and Ryan's intensity to perfection, as well as venturing out on his own for a couple of split-second bass interludes on "Consuming Misery" and "The Aftermath".
Also making his way back into the line-up is drummer John Longstreth. The man is nothing short of a maniac behind the kit and his performance on "Antithesis" shows just how dangerous he can be. As always, vocalist James Lee uses his voice as both a weapon and an instrument, unleashing an array of growls and screams demonic enough to give the hearing impaired nightmares.
In short, all five of these dudes kick ass individually, and to hear them back together on the same album is a treat to say the least. The past few years has seen ORIGIN's stock steadily rise in the extreme music scene and "Antithesis" is just what the band needs to take them to the next level and beyond.
These 10 tracks come closer to redefining the genre than any I've heard in recent memory.As much as I enjoy both of those recent releases, Antithesis has all but wiped every single note of them from my memory.
Returning with the same line-up that crafted the masterful Informis album, Origin gravity blast and sweep their way through 10 tracks of hyper-tech death metal/5(). Origin Antithesis (Relapse Records) While certainly death metal in is on the upswing with releases by Brain Drill, Decrepit Birth, and Hate Eternal, the fact is death metal is still just death metal.
Origin is a five piece death metal outfit that doesn't bother with infusing jazz elements into their music, nor being technically progressive with odd guitar techniques, or even bother with mixing up time signatures.
"Antithesis" is the 4th full-length studio album by US death metal act Origin. The album was released through Relapse Records in April It´s the successor to "Echoes of Decimation" from and features a couple of lineup changes since the predecessor.
Origin's album, Antithesis, was a huge success among the underground extreme metal fans, inspiring many others to pick up this style of brutal technical death metal. I used to always say that this was my favorite Origin album, but I'm not so sure about that anymore. This page includes ORIGIN Antithesis's: cover picture, songs / tracks list, members/musicians and line-up, different releases details, buy online: ebay and amazon, ratings and detailled reviews by some experts, collaborators and members.