Hipsters Out Of Metal!



It’s only a matter of time until fancy tech-death metallists Origin release an album of equal awesomeness to their hole-stretching live shows. I mean, my first Origin show took place in a room that could be generously described as decrepit on one of that year’s hottest, stankiest days; further, that tour saw the band taking on the dicey task of seeming cool while right next to Cephalic Carnage, the cuddliest, stoniest, joint-sharingest dudes in extreme metal. But it didn’t matter cuz that night Origin slammed.

But like a hot girl who parties hot but can’t hang in conversation, Origin has yet to deliver the balls-scorching record of which they are surely capable. Origin was embryonic; frustrating were the frantic blasts of sophomore outing Ignominious Intestinal Intricacies (or watevr) and its follow-up, Arpeggios of Decimation. 2009’s Antithesis, too, played like a roller-coaster ride: thrilling while in progress, impossible to recall once concluded. But now is a big time for Origin; fifth album Entity is out in June and then commences a bonery tour with Hate Eternal. So will Paul Ryan and crew put substance and composition before tweedly tech-wanking? Maybe there’s a clue in the band’s new video check-in from the studio (above).


Origin’s Entity is out June 7 on Nuclear Blast. A couple weeks after that, Origin joins Hate Eternal, Vital Remains, and Abysmal Dawn on tour (dates here).

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