Header

OV

Orthrelm

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Orthrelm OV album cover
2.93 | 10 ratings | 5 reviews | 40% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy ORTHRELM Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. OV (45:43)

Lyrics

Search ORTHRELM OV lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ORTHRELM OV tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Mick Barr / Guitars
- Josh Blair / Drums

Releases information

Ipecac Records CD 2005

Thanks to andyman1125 for the addition
Edit this entry

ORTHRELM MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy ORTHRELM OV Music


Behold... The ArctopusBehold... The Arctopus
EP
Crucial Blast 2006
Audio CD$3.43
$2.00 (used)
OvOv
Ipecac Recordings 2005
Audio CD$4.99
$1.97 (used)
SplitSplit
Troubleman Unlimited 2002
Audio CD$5.53
$1.29 (used)
2nd18/042nd18/04
Three-One-G 2002
Audio CD$5.70
$0.87 (used)
Asristir VieldrioxAsristir Vieldriox
Troubleman Unlimited 2002
Audio CD$9.04
$2.97 (used)
LorxhscimtorLorxhscimtor
Revolver 2009
Vinyl$10.04
OrthrelmOrthrelm
UgExplode 2010
Audio CD$4.48
$8.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
UPSILON ACRUX Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum CD extreme prog king crimson orthrelm NEW US $11.98 Buy It Now 11h 36m
THE FLYING LUTTENBACHERS Trauma CD no wave/jazz/thrash orthrelm borbetomagus NEW US $13.98 Buy It Now 19h 24m
Orthrelm/Touchdown [Vinyl New] US $12.91 Buy It Now 1 day
ELOE OMOE Merauders LP BURMESE/CADAVER IN DRAG/SICK LLAMA/GANG WIZARD/ORTHRELM US $3.00 [0 bids]
1 day
CITY OF CHURCHES Memelust 7" EP tech-noisecore orthrelm seven minutes of nausea US $4.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Orthrelm/Behold The Arctopus - Split [CD New] US $8.10 Buy It Now 5 days
CROM-TECH self-titled (2nd) LP slowdime Mick Barr of Orthrelm, Krallice, Octis US $10.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Orthrelm ?OV cd US $6.99 Buy It Now 8 days
ORTHRELM / TOUCHDOWN - SPLIT NEW VINYL US $15.81 Buy It Now 8 days
Ov - Orthrelm New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $17.20 Buy It Now 10 days
ORTHRELM - 2ND18/04 NEW CD US $14.76 Buy It Now 11 days
ORTHRELM - NORILDIVOTH CRALLOS LOMRIXTH URTHILN - NEW CD US $7.93 Buy It Now 12 days
Orthrelm - 2nd18/O4 Norildivoth Crallos-Lomrixth Urthiln [CD New] US $10.91 Buy It Now 12 days
THE BETTER TO SEE YOU WITH s/t CD brutal prog grindprog Silentist orthrelm octis US $9.99 Buy It Now 12 days
UPSILON ACRUX Galapagos Momentum CD virtuoso heavy prog / math rock orthrelm NEW US $15.98 Buy It Now 12 days
Trencher / Orthrelm - Split 5" - Trans Atlantic Asthma punk experimental vinyl 7 US $5.99 Buy It Now 13 days
ORTHRELM / TOUCHDOWN - SPLIT NEW CD US $14.75 Buy It Now 13 days
Orthrelm - Ov [CD New] US $9.73 Buy It Now 13 days
ORTHRELM / BEHOLD THE ARCTOPUS - SPLIT (EP) NEW CD US $13.21 Buy It Now 13 days
Orthrelm/Touchdown - Split [CD New] US $9.53 Buy It Now 13 days
Orthrelm - Asristir Vieldriox [CD New] US $13.34 Buy It Now 13 days
ORTHRELM - ASRISTIR VIELDRIOX NEW CD US $18.59 Buy It Now 14 days
Orthrelm - Asristir Vieldriox CD US $15.72 Buy It Now 14 days
Orthrelm Touchdown - Split CD US $13.06 Buy It Now 14 days
Orthrelm - Ov CD US $14.74 Buy It Now 14 days
Orthrelm Behold The Arctopus - Split CD US $12.14 Buy It Now 14 days
Orthrelm Touchdown - Orthrelm Touchdown Vinyl Record LP US $13.28 Buy It Now 14 days
ORTHRELM - OV NEW CD US $17.05 Buy It Now 14 days
2nd18/04, Orthrelm, New US $5.55 Buy It Now 14 days
ORTHRELM - ASRISTIR VIELDRIOX - NEW CD US $10.36 Buy It Now 15 days
BARR-NEVAI Labyrintha CD insane improv prog metal Orthrelm Hatewave Krallice NEW US $14.98 Buy It Now 15 days
Orthrelm - 2Nd18/O4 Norildivoth Crallos-Lomrixth Urthiln CD US $13.03 Buy It Now 15 days
OCRILIM Annwn CD mick barr orthrelm krallice octis crom-tech Mossenek angelblood US $13.98 Buy It Now 16 days
Orthrelm - Lorxhscimtor [Vinyl New] US $17.22 Buy It Now 19 days
Orthrelm,Touchdown,CD,Split CD,2002 US $6.99 Buy It Now 20 days
ORTHRELM - OV - NEW CD US $6.72 Buy It Now 20 days
ORTHRELM - BEHOLD... THE ARCTOPUS [SINGLE] - NEW CD US $7.21 Buy It Now 21 days
FLYING LUTTENBACHERS Gods Of Chaos CD avant thrash no wave magma orthrelm PROG US $14.99 Buy It Now 21 days
FLYING LUTTENBACHERS Revenge CD avant thrash no wave magma orthrelm hatewave NEW US $14.99 Buy It Now 21 days
ORTHRELM-2ND18/04 CD NEW US $12.32 Buy It Now 23 days
ORTHRELM - LORXHSCIMTOR NEW VINYL US $17.97 Buy It Now 23 days
Behold the Arctopus - Orthrelm New & Sealed CD US $10.22 Buy It Now 24 days
ORTHRELM / TOUCHDOWN split LP octis krallice ocrilim flying luttenbachers PROG US $14.99 Buy It Now 24 days
ORTHRELM Iorxhscimtor LP octis krallice ocrilim flying luttenbachers PROG THRASH US $14.99 Buy It Now 24 days
ORTHRELM Asristir Vieldriox LP WHITE octis krallice ocrilim flying luttenbachers US $14.99 Buy It Now 24 days
OV BY ORTHRELM (CD) US $17.25 Buy It Now 24 days
OCTIS Ocrilim CD mick barr orthrelm krallice crom-tech flying luttenbachers NEW US $9.98 Buy It Now 24 days
ORTHRELM / TOUCHDOWN split CD octis BRUTAL PROG krallice flying luttenbachers US $11.98 Buy It Now 24 days
CROM-TECH s/t CD prog / hardcore Mick Barr Orthrelm Octis Ocrilim Krallice NEW US $9.98 Buy It Now 25 days
ORTHRELM-OV CD NEW US $13.00 Buy It Now 26 days
ORTHRELM - TOUCHDOWN/ORTHRELM - NEW CD US $9.53 Buy It Now 26 days
Orthrelm - OV (Music CD) US $24.16 Buy It Now 26 days
OCTIS Ocrilorx-2 7" EP mick barr Orthrelm / Krallice / Ocrilim extreme prog NEW US $8.98 Buy It Now 26 days
Orthrelm/touchdown - Orthrelm/Touchdown New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $15.77 Buy It Now 27 days
Asristir Vieldriox - Orthrelm New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $19.20 Buy It Now 27 days
0rthrelm/touchdown - Orthrelm/touchdown New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $16.03 Buy It Now 27 days
OCTIS Navlt 7" EP mick barr Orthrelm / Krallice / Ocrilim / Oldest extreme prog US $8.50 Buy It Now 27 days
Orthrelm - Orthrelm New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $21.44 Buy It Now 27 days
Norildivoth Crallos:lomrixth Urthiln - Orthrelm New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $16.25 Buy It Now 27 days
ORTHRELM OV CD Art-Metal Guitar Mick Barr ChromTech 2005 US $6.99 Buy It Now 27 days
INVISIBLE FROG Space Makes Noise CD Belgian guitar/drums duo prog-grind orthrelm US $4.98 Buy It Now 27 days
Orthrelm - Asristir Vieldriox LP Troubleman Unlimited USA 2002 NEW SEALED US $17.99 Buy It Now 27 days
Lorxhscimtor - Orthrelm New & Sealed CD Free Shipping US $17.23 Buy It Now 28 days
CROM-TECH self-titled LP prog-thrash /hardcore Mick Barr Orthrelm Octis Krallice US $11.99 Buy It Now 29 days

More places to buy ORTHRELM music online Buy ORTHRELM & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for ORTHRELM DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

ORTHRELM OV ratings distribution


2.93
(10 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
40%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
20%
Good, but non-essential (10%)
10%
Collectors/fans only (10%)
10%
Poor. Only for completionists (20%)
20%

ORTHRELM OV reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Conor Fynes
PROG REVIEWER
1 stars 'OV' - Orthrelm (2/10)

Although it is obviously my number one goal in music to find the best work and new sounds to digest, a side-project of mine has also been to fine albums that either completely contradict my concept of taste, or strike me as not only being bad, but downright unlistenable. Although Orthrelm's 'OV' has quite a few people who have found something 'great' in it, it is one such album that completely goes against how I enjoy music. Of course, the possibility is always left open that an album of this nature will revolutionize my views on music. In the case of 'OV' sadly, shred drone metal is not the pick of the day, or tomorrow, or probably ever. Comprised of a single forty minute composition, Orthrelm takes a handful of sloppy shred metal ideas, and draws them out to such a length and level of repetition that sanity may be lost half way through.

Usually, I would have plenty to say about the slight nuances and themes that pervade a forty minute piece. After all, they are usually a work of labour and love, and often meticulously crafted. Orthrelm may have put a lot of effort and care into creating 'OV', but my concerns lie with how the music has translated into the result I have heard, and am hearing. A two man group armed with nothing more than a handful of guitars and a drumkit, Orthrelm is not aiming for the lush arrangements and instrumentation that a typical progressive metal band has. You either have the chaotic drumming, or an unrelenting shred pattern that does not seem to give up. 'OV' opens up promisingly enough, with a bass note that pumps along, as if it were building up to something epic. By the time the overdrawn intro is up, a listener will have been filled in on virtually everything that transpires within the album. The bass disappears, and in its stead, there is an ear-piercing guitar shredding pattern. I cannot say it is even a 'guitar lick', because what comes out from the guitar does not sound like notes. Instead, three, or five, or <.i> ten minutes into hearing the exact same pattern sweeping up and down, Orthrelm's guitar sounds much less like an instrument, and much like a winged insect with baby-making on its mind.

I could say that there are more ideas to 'OV' than the shred idea, but that might imply that there is any sense of variety to this. Occasionally- and I do mean only occasionally- Orthrelm will break out of the shred to amp up the noise with some chaotic riff-chugs plucked right out of the math rock handbook. After being virtually condemned to the notion that nothing else would ever change in the sound, it is a pleasant shock to hear them do something else, but after a few seconds, the listener is treated to a variation on the same bloody shredding . By the end of this catastrophe, headaches were inevitable. Now, to those listeners who have found solace and enjoyment in 'OV', I do understand that the seemingly endless repetition does attempt to reach that feeling of being lured into a trance and hypnotized, and as unlistenable as this entire album was, the drumming remained fairly intense. However, when an album becomes a labour of willpower to properly sit through, it becomes clear that Orthrelm's music won't be appealing to me any time soon.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Conor Fynes (BETA) | Report this review (#611773) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Review by Negoba
PROG REVIEWER
2 stars Shred Noise Experiment with Very Narrow Use

Intentionally abrasive noise experiments always tend to split listeners into a majority that never get past the noise, a small number of fakers who cry "Genius!!!" just because it's wierd, and then the minority of people who have enough experience with extremely (and I mean extremely) challenging music to actually given both a fair listen and proper criticism. Though I do not consider myself a noise expert at any level, I have a little experience with other works in this strange category. But more importantly to this particular group, I have alot of experience with shred guitar. The fact that I have myself spent hours upon hours working on picking patterns means I have a few circuits in the musical parts of my brain not everyone has. This is not necessarily anything to be proud of. It just alters my experience of this disc.

This disc simply consists of extremely accelerated math rock styled drumming (organic, loose, but complex) with repetitive shred guitar patterns played over the top. Imagine taking a measure of "Flight of the Bumblebee" played by John Pertucci and having him playing it 100 times, then playing the second measure 50 times, and then each subsequent measure 25 times. The intention seems to be to let the brain get accustomed to the abrasive sound and then to alter the pattern and then let the brain settle again, switch, repeat. Some have said this is good meditation music, and it might be for some people. It is completely different from the oceanic, sleepy sounds we usually associate with meditation. However, it might actually work to anchor the mind in the moment and allow one to tune it to the nuance of the now.

The guitar has a small slap-back delay that makes it sound double tracked which would have been absolutely impossible to actually do. But the result is that we get a feel of multiple guitars playing in unison over the pulse of the drum. The patterns themselves are circular, some more straightforward than others, but all about half a second long. Some are pretty boring, some a little more chaotic, and a few are complex and interesting of their own merit. The pick rate is not mechanical, and the human variation in the regularity of the constant stream of notes is where the interest seems to come. In addition, there are little pulse beats that appear due to the slight variation in synchronization between the drums and guitar.

In the end, I appreciate what these guys were trying to accomplish with this disc. I sampled some of their other albums, which typically had numerous small sketches with a similar sound. Those works did absolutely nothing for me because the meditation-like angle was completely gone with the short time frame. I could not listen to one of those albums all the way through, where I was strangely able to listen to this continuous 45 minute hailstorm twice.

To be sure, this is an endurance test. If you make it 15 minutes into the piece and think "surely something else is going to happen," the answer is "not really." There are a few sections with short open spaces but for the most part the intention of the music doesn't change. I think by that point if you were going to be able to get something out of it, you would know.

This is the defintion of a niche project, "fans only." For a very few, it will have some value. But it is mainly a curiosity, an extreme digression in a world where it is nearly impossible to do something unique. This is unique. But I could frankly imagine it being used for torture.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Negoba (BETA) | Report this review (#668266) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, March 19, 2012

Review by frippism
COLLABORATOR RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team
4 stars WARNING: I feel that maybe reading this review can spoil the very unique experience (either good or bad) that this album delivers, particularly on the first listen.

I think that in general, when I find an album that I like, I generally know why. Moreover, I don't understand how can someone else can't like it (my mean mean brain works that way).

This album does neither. I don't understand why I like it so much, and I do understand why so many people hate this.

But the truth is, that I love this album dearly. It is a meditative experience that in the purest ways, cleans the body out of all toxic waste, while leaving it drastically altered and disturbed. So yes, rather a paradoxical experience.

There really isn't much to say about the album. It is more or less, minimalist complexity. One 45 minute song. Mick Barr, the insane shredding monster that he is, pretty much exercises the same insanely dissonant, shred-type riff, for about 17 minutes. It is in a way the ultimate test of patience the first time around. Josh Blair's drums just drive this riff forward,- rolling tom tom and bass drum grooves that are hypnotizing you and putting you in some demonic state.

Every time there's a drum fill, you expect something different. But no! You will get the same repetitive riffing, again and again and again. When in the 17 minute mark, the drums finally stop and Mick Barr changes riff, it is almost like bliss. It almost like finishing a hard work out and the great feeling after it- a feeling of achievement as much as pleasure.

But pretty quickly Mick Barr does different riffs, but constantly repeats them once again. You cannot say, that this man doesn't have stamina. To be able to be treble picking straight for 45 minutes, is quite the achievement.

The riffing goes on and on and on.

When you listen to this album, while knowing what to expect, it not only becomes easier, but rather enjoyable in a way. You get hypnotized from the whole ordeal. The fact that this album can rather easily be shortened to a 5 minute version, and still have all the riffs in there, can actually make the album go by incredibly fast. It's the ideal way of time travel, sort of. It shows you how 45 minutes can feel like 10.

So, while I love thing, I don't find it remotely essential, for anyone, as most will definitely hate it, understandably so. It's repetitive, exceedingly dissonant, headache inducing at times. But if you want one of the more bizarre experiences of your life, listening to this. Whether you like or not is to be seen.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to frippism (BETA) | Report this review (#723100) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Latest members reviews

4 stars A radical departure from their previous work and most likely the most challenging. For me, it feels as if it is the anti-thesis of prog music in a way - despite the progressions in the music, they come after indefinite periods of time, where most of the record feels it is spent in an almost en ... (read more)

Report this review (#596391) | Posted by Smegcake! | Monday, December 26, 2011 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Now this is a monster of a piece of music. I am sort of surprised to find this on here. But it is progressive, certainly, as a single 45 minute, progressing math rock ASSAULT, with emphasis on assault for good reason. For those not familiar with Orthrelm's musical work prior to this, it is oft ... (read more)

Report this review (#595182) | Posted by Renkls | Saturday, December 24, 2011 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of ORTHRELM "OV"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.33 seconds