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Orgy, Talk Sick (D1 Music)
CD Reviews: August 13, 2015

08/13/15
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Orgy, Talk Sick (D1 Music)

During the 1990s, this L.A. act’s initial darkwave/industrial incarnation posed a threat to Marilyn Manson, even if it had more pop-metal moments than the average goth would have tolerated at the time (songs like “Stitches” had a little too much Creed in their vibe, while we’re at it). Around 1998, the band chose to keep to the rear of the rap-metal fusion movement, although later, ironically, its guitar corps of Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck left for Chester Bennington’s Dead by Sunrise project. This, if you want the math, basically leaves present-day Orgy with singer Jay Gordon as the sole originating band member. The five-song EP under the microscope here teases a forthcoming album and an unforgivably poppy makeover — some of the parts are right out of One Direction’s playbook. There’s still darkwave beat-age to the mix, and maybe the bubblegummers will like it — a gamble, no doubt, as Gordon and his new cohorts try to resuscitate an era owned not by them so much as by Limp Bizkit and whatnot. Ya never know, right? C





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