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Origin
Entity
June 2011
Released: 2011, Nuclear Blast
Rating: 4.0/5
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team

Entity launches off with a whirlwind of power and speed, taking no prisoners from the opening cord. With the 3-vocal attack growling and roaring majestically along with the stylized shredding guitars and bass, slowing only allow the guitar solos to scream out. Track after track this album delivers quality death metal in Origins own unique style.



The album is laid out well alternating between the shorter but just as brutal tracks like Purgatory then longer tracks like Conceiving Death. Giving the listener the best of what Origin have to offer. If you enjoyed Origin’s last offering ANTITHESIS then ENTITY is definitely an album that will become one of your firm favorites due to the breakneck speed and power along with strong triple style vocals.



It can’t fail to please.

Highlights – Purgatory, Saliga, Consequence Of Solution



Reviewer: Shelia Hamilton
Track Listing

01. Expulsion Of Fury
02. Purgatory
03. Conceiving Death
04. Swarm
05. Saliga
06. The Descent
07. Fornever
08. Committed
09. Banishing Illusion
10. Consequence Of Solution
11. Evolution Of Extinction

Lineup

Jason Keyser - Vocals
Paul Ryan - Guitars/Vocals
Mike Flores - Bass/Vocals
John Longstreth – drums


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Origin
Entity
July 2011
Released: 2011, Nuclear Blast
Rating: 5.0/5
Reviewer: Demonator

You'd have to have had both your eyes gouged out with a hot poker to miss the irony in Origin's latest opus being released in the same month as the withered embarrassment that was Morbid Angel's comeback. Certainly the storyline reads like the classic passing of the (death metal) torch. Then again, as much as Origin have been celebrated for their unfettered brutality on records past, they were never quite seen as contenders to the throne. At least until now.



Something is definitely up from the moment that "Explosion Of Fury" launches itself out of the speakers. Picking up where the Kansas natives left off on 2008's ANTITHESIS, the pace is frenetic and the technicality almost inhuman. But where the band - who now operate as a trio (at least in the studio) following the departure of Jeremy Turner - were once rightly accused of being one-trick ponies, they quickly set a marker on ENTITY, intimating a wholesale overhaul in the songwriting department. And damned, if they haven't done a spectacular job of it. Each of ENTITY's eleven tracks not only bristles with their hallmark unhinged aggression, but they're now producing genuinely memorable songs to boot. For a prime example of this, you need look no further than "Conceiving Death", a masterclass in death metal riffing and dynamics; a track that constantly keeps you guessing, whilst branding its imprint on your mind irrevocably.



The disc's production is stellar, every performance is fantastic and for nigh on fourth minutes, Origin appear incapable of doing anything wrong. Death metal aficionados - welcome to this year's ALTARS OF MADNESS. As for the so-called legends of the genre, your notice has been well and truly served.
Track Listing

1. Expulsion of Fury
2. Purgatory
3. Conceiving Death
4. Swarm
5. Saligia
6. The Descent
7. Fornever
8. Committed
9. Banishing Illusion
10. Consequence of Solution
11. Evolution of Extinction

Lineup

Paul Ryan - guitar, vocals
Mike Flores - bass, vocals
John Longstreth - drums


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