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Crossover Prog • United States


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US band ORBS started out in the fall of 2007 when keyboardist Ashley Ellyllon and guitarist Dan Briggs got in touch with each other as a result of Ellyllon's initial wish to do something with Briggs band Between the Buried and Me. The twosome soon discovered a fellow deep interest in music that developed into a creative partnership, and towards the end of their initial creative cycle vocalist and guitarist Adam Fisher got involved as well, chiming in some contributions of his own. At this point it became clear that Orbs was to become a bonafide band venture. Clayton Holyoak (drums) and Chuck Johnson (bass) filled the missing slots in the line-up, and in 2009 recording sessions commenced. They released their debut album "Asleep Next To Science" in the summer of 2010, with a follow up album tentatively lined up for a 2013 release.

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3.83 | 3 ratings
Asleep Next To Science
2010

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3.83 | 3 ratings

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Review by Kallisto

4 stars "Oh my Science!" This album deserves your attention!

So Dan Briggs, bass player for Between the Buried and Me, and Ashley Ellyllon, touring keyboardist from Cradle of Filth, decided to get together and throw their nerdy love of classical, prog, and aggressive music into a pot and crank up the heat. Later adding the vocalist and drummer from Fear Before to the mix, the oh-so-tasty stew that ensued is Orbs.

This band and album, however, is something entirely different for its members than what they were doing with their respective bands at the time. The characteristics that make each member unique and memorable are there, but this debut album and the band itself is greater than the sum of its parts. This is not metal music in any sense, but a tasty combination of prog rock and hard punk that stands uniquely on its own. There's nothing sounding quite like 'Asleep Next To Science' out there. The crown jewel of the album is the final 14-minute track 'Eclipsical'. If it tickles your fancy then I would definitely recommend getting your hands on a copy of the album.

With a little too much fat hanging here and there, this album falls just short of a modern masterpiece for me. This band could become something very special. Very much looking forward to hearing more from the band in years to come.

4.5 stars, really

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