ORM are a four piece black metal band hailing from Denmark, and here we have their self-titled debut, out now on Indisciplinarian. Consisting of five lengthy tracks, ORM is a dramatic, violent, and epic collection of music that doesn't stick to any region or style of black metal. Sure, bits of the Scandinavian, European, and US scenes pop up here and there, but this is not your typical frostbitten blast fest nor wholly atmospheric journey, instead the band mix brutal arrangements with female choirs, expert musicianship, and an overall sense of menace and dread for an exciting and pulverizing listening experience. "Ancient Echoes" is one of the strongest tunes here, chock full of some sensational riffs, alternating drum patterns, growls, shrieks, choirs, plus some tasty guitar solos, all coming together to show the full arsenal that this band brings to the table. "Temple of the Deaf" is a more traditional black metal piece, blast beats going a million miles an hour underneath razor sharp riffing and hellish vocals, while the moody "Apotheosis" blends prog, death metal, and doom elements into their attack with great results.
Good stuff here on this debut, signaling the arrival of another new player on the modern black metal scene.
1. Blood of your Blood 07:18
2. Ancient Echoes 06:56
3. Temple of the Deaf 08:32
4. Apotheosis 10:05
5. A Tree Ablaze_Yggdrasil Brænder 09:56