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2.54 | 17 ratings | 5 reviews | 6% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Is Not Everything (5:56)
2. Orph (1:39)
3. Kayasuma (4:11)

Total Time: 11:46

Line-up / Musicians

- Gavin Hayes / vocals
- Mark Engels / guitar
- Dino Campanella / drums
- Drew Roulette / bass

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DREDG Orph ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(6%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(12%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (56%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by OpethGuitarist
2 stars Wait, is this Tool?

Dredg introductory song reminds me very much of the first release of another fairly famous prog band, Tool. While the vocals are nowhere near the quality of Maynard, the riffing and tribal drumming qualities that Dredg emits here is very reminiscent of the early Tool sound.

The best piece is the short instrumental and cultural Orph. Very creative and intriguing playing here, unfortunate that the beauty of the song lasts just a bit under two minutes. There's hints of Ireland, the Middle East, and East Asia all over this track, though a bit difficult to pinpoint.

The vocals here are nothing short of pathetic. I can't help but get the feeling that the singer has fallen ill with a stomach virus. There's no beauty in his voice during clean passages, and it's attempt at an angry tone is almost unbearable. If you want to look into this album, I suggest just checking out Orph, otherwise go to El Cielo for Dredg's best and most inspirational material.

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2 stars Dredg - Orph A quick little EP that I'll get into briefly. It comes before Leitmotif and features three songs, one of which is just an interlude piece. The first track, "Is Not Everything", contains a frantic, though non-exciting guitar riff as its backdrop, and builds into some cacophonous si ... (read more)

Report this review (#170943) | Posted by Figglesnout | Wednesday, May 14, 2008 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Dredg first album (EP in fact) is not an example of what Deddg is now doing. Is an strange mixture of metal inffluences with some Tool and System of a Down elements and just some little drops of the "real" Dredg, that Dredg we know since Leitmotif. Anyway is not a bad debut. From the first notes ... (read more)

Report this review (#135414) | Posted by progadicto | Wednesday, August 29, 2007 | Review Permanlink

2 stars Well...this is the beginning of a brilliant band...A really poor ep in my opinion.The production is not so good i must say and the music is pretty much a mix of modern rock with a bit of grunge i should add...(some brutal vocals in there too)...The songs are not bad considering the time that ... (read more)

Report this review (#89921) | Posted by Angeldust | Monday, September 18, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Orph is an excellent debut from dredg. By the material present here it doesn't take a genius to see why they were given a contract for a full length album. Musically this most resembles Leitmotif, strangely having better production than that album. Orph carries the same heavy Tool, and tribal (in th ... (read more)

Report this review (#84184) | Posted by Equality 7-2521 | Wednesday, July 19, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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