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ORGY: Talk Sick EP

Talk Sick EP
March 23rd, 2015
D1 Music

http://www.orgymusic.com

How did I miss the release of this EP? Since they debuted in 1998, Orgy has been one of my favorite bands, but this release slipped under my radar. When Orgy went on hiatus in 2005, a lot of us were left wondering if the band would ever return. Thankfully, I was able to have gotten the chance to see the band live several times before their hiatus. Orgy’s live show was every bit as spectacular as their studio albums.
When founder Ryan Shuck and Amir Derakh formed Julien-k with Lincoln Park vocalist Chester Bennington in 2003, and release their debut full length album in 2009, it seemed like Orgy would never be heard from again. Shuck and Derakh’s project picked up where Orgy’s 2004 Punk Static Paranoia release left off, and gave the fans a chance to continue to follow the music that we grew to love. While Julien-k’s music was similar to Orgy’s, Shuck’s vocals were vastly different from those of Orgy’s Jay Gordan.
In October of 2010, Gordan released a statement via his Facebook page about the future of Orgy. “Everyone has been so busy with their different projects I figured this was the only way for me to continue on with the name. I started this band, and I don’t want to let it fall to the wayside completely.”
After a line-up change, some legal issues, a few tours, and a 2012 single track release, the band had evolved into something more than their original inception. Orgy were back and ready to release their Talk Sick EP in 2015 after performing several of the tracks live during their 2014 Wide Awake and Dead Tour.
Talk Sick is 7 tracks of heavy industrial death pop. With Talk Sick Gordan created a greater amalgamation of electronic, metal and industrial tracks that heralded a return to the sound that Orgy introduced us to all those years ago. Gordan has allowed Orgy’s sound to evolve naturally, while tweaking the tracks chords with influence from the likes of Deadsy, Korn, and theSTART. With Talk Sick, Orgy reintroduces us to the genre and style of music the band pioneered almost two decades ago.
The lyrical content of the EP may be left to individual interpretation but the music is pure, unadulterated focused industrial chaos and it’s beautiful. In the past decade, Gordan has grown as a musician and created a brilliant album with the help of some very talented musicians. One theme of the lyrical content remains constant throughout Orgy’s releases though; Sex. Suck It and GFace are laced with not-so-subtle sexual undertones. The only thing missing on Talk Sick is an anthem of loss, similar to Punk Statik Paranoia’s Pure and Vapor Transmissions’ Eva. Gordan makes up for it though with heavy hitting, brutal electronic beats and thunderous bass lines. The choruses are catchy. The music is both mosh worthy, and dance floor playable.
While the rest of the original band may have given up on Orgy’s vision, I’m very thankful that Gordan fought for the chance to continue releasing music under the band’s moniker. Entropy, the follow up to Talk Sick, should be released early 2016.
Don’t miss the chance to let Orgy continue to infect your mind.

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