ORCumentary - ORCumentary - reviewed by darkdoomgrinddeath! Wednesday September 13 2023, 3:14 PM
ORCumentary - ORCumentary - reviewed by darkdoomgrinddeath!

ORCumentary - ORCumentary - reviewed by darkdoomgrinddeath ! Check it out here at this link: https://darkdoomgrinddeath.blogspot.com/

New  England's  ORCumentary  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  for a   mixture  of  folk,  death  and  power  metal  with  a  musical  style  they  refer  to  as  being  'orc  metal'  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  self  titled  and  self  released  2023  ep  which  will  be  released  in  August.

  Folk  instruments  start  off  the  album  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  songs  at  times.  Symphonic  sounds  can  also be  heard  in  certain  sections  of  the  recording  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  decent  amount  of  melody  along  with  the  vocals  being  a  mixture  of  death  metal  growls  and  black  metal  screams.

  Keyboards  are  also  a  very  huge  part  of  the  recording  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  The  songs  also  mix  in  influences  from  power  metal  into  the  more  melodic  side  of  the  music  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  tracks  also  adding  in  a  small  amount  of  blast  beats,  spoken  word  parts  are  also  added  on  the  closing  track.   

 On  this  recording  ORCumentary  goes  for  more  of  a  mixture  of  symphonic  black,  death,  folk  and  power  metal.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  fantasy  and  humor  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  ORCumentary  and  if  you a re  a  fan  of  folk,  black  and  death  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  ep.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Blood"  and  "Into  The  West".  8  out  of  10. darkdoomgrinddeath

Release Date: August 25, 2023

FFO: Dethklok, Amorphis, Gwar

Location: Connecticut (USA)

ORCumentary to Release Self-Titled EP in August; Two Singles Streaming Now!

ORCumentary was spawned back in 2006 from the mind of keyboardist/vocalist/songwriter Orc Adams as a merger of his love of European-style heavy and melodic metal, storytelling, and Lord of the Rings (and other fantasy films/books). Its trademark “Orc Metal” sound is a conglomeration of Gwar and Dethklok-like attitude, fantasy-inspired (and often tongue-in-cheek) lyrics, and songwriting heavily influenced by some of Scandinavia's best (Amorphis and Dark Tranquillity, among others). 

ORCumentary has self-released 4 albums and an EP and performed hundreds of unforgettable live shows as a solo act. He has achieved viral acclaim across the internet; everywhere from Loudwire to Metal Injection , in particular for a hilarious set at a Hot Topic and then again when he provided an Orc Metal livestream alternative to 2019's much-maligned Maroon 5 Super Bowl halftime show.

Fresh off a highly successful symphonic experimental album ("Fully ORChestrated"), ORCumentary’s Self-Titled EP marks the triumphant return to the unassailable ORC Metal sound, and looks to both the past and future.

The next chapter in ORCumentary’s epic quest is the most exciting yet. "ORCumentary" features a brand new, self-titled song, which includes everything an ORC metal fan craves: infectious keyboard leads, deep growls, and victorious lyrics (that, in this case, give a new beginning to the epic, orc-centered tale that started many years ago). The past is celebrated with re-recordings of 3 classics (Fit of Frenzied Rage, Blood, and The Orc Belated Birthday Song), breathing new life into songs featured on the very first ORCumentary release (Orc Happy Growls and Keyboard Mayhem (2010)). Lastly, the tough old orc taps into his sensitive side with an epic and heartfelt cover of "Into the West" (the Oscar-winning song from Return of the King).

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Follow the band at these links:

https://orcumentary.bandcamp.com/ (CD/Digital Pre-Order)
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/71XpqE5MgSFHgSSs6TLBFA
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/orcumentary/379089787
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/orcumentary 
Additional Streaming: https://orcumentary.hearnow.com/  

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