Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A Band of Orcs-WarChiefs Of The Apocalypse


Grimpire Entertainment
2007/2010


Frankly this release is a hair older than I would normally do. That said in the spirit of heavy metal (and the fact that if someone says pretty please) I'll review whatever is thrown my way. Forgive the release date as different sites give different release dates and my promo only gives a description of the band. So with that what to make of a band that dresses up like Gwar and Lordi and plays like a cross between Slayer, Morbid Angel, Amon Amarth and Canibal Corpse and draws influence from Dungeons & Dragons, World of Warcraft and Lord of the Rings? Well, first off this is listed as an EP but honestly it is long enough to qualify for a full-length. Not that it really matters just pointing it out. I suppose it is of some relevance since the pummeling goes on for some time and by the time it is over your left wondering "what just hit me?". Close your eyes for a moment and imagine a vicious band of mutant metalheads breaking down your front door and proceeding to play music that would wake the dead. They destroy everything in site and when the police eventually do show up they devour them leaving nothing behind but their badges for identification. That sums up the sound on this EP. It's brutal and fast and I suppose it borders on grindcore at moments. Not quite as heavy as Brutal Truth and Napalm Death but certainly as devastating in it's approach. Sure the costumes and lyrics might seem gimmicky but the music speaks for itself and it speaks in a loud and scary voice! Now the band has just released a new single in August entitled “Wyrd Of The Winter Wolf". I hope to post a review of that in the next few days. If you haven't already be sure to check out the band.

3 Comments:

OpenID metalodyssey said...

LOL... this was a good review Andy. All Hail A Band Of Orcs! \m/

5:24 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

Thanks. Nice to get positive feedback instead of the usually "you suck", "your ears are full of shit", "die scumbag" and "what makes you such an expect sgt. shitface?".

9:47 AM  
OpenID metalodyssey said...

LOL again... Honestly, with A Band Of Orcs, how else can you put their Metal into words from this album? You just nailed it Andy.

Plus, the album artwork is darn cool stuff too. \m/

1:53 PM  

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