Origin
Entity


3.5
great

Review

by Darion Paone USER (77 Reviews)
June 24th, 2011 | 31 replies | 14,351 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Another head-smashing release from one of technical death metal's most proficient bands, with a rather typical lack of attention to anything revolutionary.

6 of 7 thought this review was well written

When it comes to technical death metal, you can't go wrong listening to an Origin record. I wouldn't hesitate to call them masters of the art, because that's precisely what they are. Unfortunately, even masters of the art can decide to not put in any more effort than their last piece of work, which is basically what happened during the writing and recording of Entity.

I'll make one thing clear. I love this album. Every track is home to finely-honed musical beauty and skillfully-executed instrumental work, and save for the instrumental "The Descent", Mica's vocals sound incredible, as always. Everything in this album fits together in a collective piece of work that's jaw-dropping in its brutality and sheer force of presence. Another joyous aspect of this album is the running time of a mere thirty-six minutes. I think Origin knew they weren't really bringing anything new to the table with this album, so they decided to keep it short and sweet as opposed to boring us to death.

The pace of the album overall is very fast, slowing down only for a few necessary moments in the longer tracks like "Saligia" and "Consequences of Solution" (as well as the instrumental) before clocking you in the face with another layer of blast beats and heavy riffs. You can get a general feel for what the album has in store with the first track, "Expulsion of Fury", but the really good stuff is in the aforementioned songs and the second track, "Conceiving Death", all of which are home to explosive solos that greatly compliment the already-introduced double-bass kicks and well-crafted guitar riffs.

All in all, this really shouldn't surprise anyone who's listened to Origin's records before, It's another great-sounding, well-paced and well-executed technical death metal beauty. The issue here is that it's the same formula with no real changes in sound. Origin hasn't broken the skill ceiling they've created, hasn't raised their own bar, and hasn't really changed all that much. They still make great music, and they're still death effing metal. Enjoy the record.

Recommended Tracks
1.) "Expulsion of Fury"
2.) "Conceiving Death"
3.) "Saligia"
4.) "Fornever"
5.) "Consequences of Solution"



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KingAlistair
June 24th 2011



175 Comments


Good review! I should check this out for sure.

Wizard
June 24th 2011



19335 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Picked this up today, will listen after new Voivod album.

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asdemonsburn
June 24th 2011



793 Comments


Antithesis >>>>>>>>>>

AfterTheBreakdown
June 24th 2011



7108 Comments


Nice review. I haven't listened to much from this band though.

drewkar
June 24th 2011



97 Comments


Album is average at best.

Antithesis >>>>>>>>>> [2]

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Pr0nogo
June 24th 2011



373 Comments


I didn't really sense much of a difference between the two albums, to be quite honest.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
June 24th 2011



6993 Comments


Excellent review, roughly the same opinion here.

XfingTheSullen
June 25th 2011



2497 Comments


Looks like a band for me.

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brutebeard
June 25th 2011



1655 Comments


pulverizing

YUJOS
June 26th 2011



916 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

James Lee didn't do the vocals in this album.....

Pr0nogo
June 27th 2011



373 Comments


I was unaware. Will be fixed, thanks.

Wizard
July 1st 2011



19335 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Antithesis is better.

bigguytoo9
July 5th 2011



242 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Bought this the day of release its pretty damn solid!!

none
July 5th 2011



1100 Comments


no

devouredbymetal
July 13th 2011



516 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

solid album....nothing revolutionary, but excellent music


KronosRage
August 15th 2011



367 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

this is ok

Shuyin
January 21st 2012



11465 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this isnt a live album, who the hell changed it?

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jayfatha
January 21st 2012



2883 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

That's the perfect iinsght in a thread like this.

wtf tracklist

Shuyin
January 21st 2012



11465 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i cant edit the album either, allways got an error message, fucking trolls..

Cells
April 26th 2012



1875 Comments


I avoided this thinking it was deathcore hahahah. Glad I checked it out now though, album slays.



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