The Needle Drop

Orthrelm- 20012 EP

New MusicNicholas Kindrachuk2 Comments

Orthrelm is an experimental metal project spearheaded by guitarist Mick Barr. Orthrelm material has been pretty scant since 2005's OV, but now Barr is back with drummer Josh Blair with some new material on an EP titled 20012.

Technically, the musicianship here is pretty incredible, creating some interesting grooves. Sometimes, it's hard to believe so much rhythm is coming rom two people. The chemistry between Barr and Blair is a huge factor in making these songs great. The way these guys play off each other is impressive. These tracks sound really full with screeching guitar riffs, relentless drumming, and progressive song structures.

There are hints of future recordings from these two, something I’m definitely looking forward to after this sample.