Orgy
Punk Statik Paranoia


1.0
awful

Review

by tribestros USER (62 Reviews)
July 2nd, 2007 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A completely terrible change of pace and sound for Orgy that resulted in one of the worst albums of the millenium.

You either liked Orgy's third release, Punk Statik Paranoia or you absolutely hated it. The electronica/industrial sound of Candyass and Vapor Transmission was gone; in favor for a more radio-friendly nu-metal sound. They even manage to add the 'rap' twinge to this album. I don't know what Orgy was trying to accomplish with Punk Statik Paranoia; I think it was a last ditch effort to hit it big...but they didn't accomplish it because plain and simple, Orgy is only a good band when they do the electronica/industrial sound. Punk Statik Paranoia is not only guitars though, there is a few scattered keyboards and synthesizers found about in certain parts of Punk Statik Paranoia.

But even with all these problems, a few good things came out of Punk Statik Paranoia. Jay Gordon, the lead singer finely tuned his screaming voice, and the guitar work truly was fantastic in this album. The problem with this album is that Jay Gordon attempts to rap in certain parts of the album, like the beginning to Vague. He's not a rapper. He's only good as a regular singer; not much more than that. But Punk Statik Paranoia is so unoriginal, far from Orgy's roots, and so BAD lyrically that this album just becomes Orgy's worst release and the worst thing that has had Jay Gordon's name attached to it. It's too short! It only features nine songs and Orgy billed it as a full-length album, not an EP. That's just wrong when its $12.99 at stores.

There's a few songs on Punk Statik Paranoia that aren't that bad though; Beautiful Disgrace isn't bad, although it sounds like a KoRn ripoff. There's plenty of KoRn vocal loops found about in this song, and there is plenty of KoRn-ish screaming. But wait, there's more parts that sound exactly like KoRn; the bass is turned all the way up in this song. The only thing I can say about this song is that the chorus is actually not that bad.

Punk Statik Paranoia features plenty more nu-metal ripoffs like Vague, The Obvious, and plenty others; but there's a few songs that actually sound about as close to Candyass or Vapor Transmission as this album gets. Leave Me Out features plenty of the keyboards and sythesizers, but they added some kind of dancefloor-type beat to the song, and there's not enough guitars in the verses to this song. Jay Gordon attempts to rap in this song which just makes it automatically terrible.

So, its pretty apparent Orgy lost any bit of their unique feel with this album, which is a shame because their first two albums were pretty cool and unique. There's so much not to like about Punk Statik Paranoia from the KoRn-ripoffs, to the Jay Gordon 'raps', or the complete lack of keyboards. Who knew Orgy had it in them to drop what made them special?



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masscows
July 2nd 2007


2230 Comments


I always thought this band was god awful anyway. I've never heard this, and I don't want to. Hopefully this review saves a few pairs of ears.

Good review.

kalkal50
July 2nd 2007


2386 Comments


Yes save yourself anyone who can.

tribestros
July 2nd 2007


918 Comments


This album is just so bad.

ChrisWyatt
July 2nd 2007


89 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Great review, hit the nail on the head with this one. Such a pity, Candyass was one of the best debuts ive ever heard, and they could really have hit it big now that this 'dancefloor' rock/pop is in. just look at those fools the killers (a couple of good tracks)

MeowMeow
July 3rd 2007


662 Comments


the worst thing that has had Jay Gordon's name attached to it.


He had a hand in producing Coal Chamber's self-titled. I think that takes the cake.

XSebbyMcMuffinX
July 4th 2007


401 Comments


"although it sounds like a KoRn ripoff"

Wow, I can almost imagine this making me depressed for a whole week due to just having heard something so shitty.

tribestros
July 4th 2007


918 Comments


I did not understand a word of what you said.

TheTruEZHarry
September 25th 2012


78 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This is such a bummer of an album. In my opinion, only a handfull of decent tracks (Beautiful Disgrace, Vague, and pray for my eternal soul, but I really didn't mind the pseudo-rapping in Leave Me Out) the hooks are unbearably clumsy, the singing lacks polish, and so many of the things that made their prior two albums so enjoyable (Vapor Transmission in particular) were unceremoniously stripped away. I hope "Grime of the Century" is more than just a fluke and indicates a return to form.

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2014


16949 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This review reads more toward a 2 - 2.5, but good review all the same.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 27th 2014


66932 Comments


one of the worst albums of the millenium.


bold

Lord(e)Po)))ts
March 27th 2014


66932 Comments



This review reads more toward a 2 - 2.5, but good review all the same.


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one of the worst albums of the millenium.


DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
March 28th 2014


16949 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

It still reads like a 2 2.5, regardless of that sentence.

XingKing
March 28th 2014


15335 Comments


I did not need to be reminded that this album exists. Thanks guys

XingKing
March 28th 2014


15335 Comments


Holy shit. These guys ran an indiegogo campaign to raise $100k for their new EP and raised less than $9k. How do you fail so hard?

mete0ra
March 19th 2016


209 Comments


ouch



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