Orgy – Punk Statik Paranoia

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Artist: Orgy
Title: Punk Statik Paranoia
Label: D1 Music
Rating: 4/10

Corporate Line: A cursory listening of Punk Statik Paranoia should have music fans scurrying to lock up their daughters, sisters, and/or moms. It’s that good. The first single, “The Obvious,” pours layer after decadent layer of sweet distortion over subterranean fuzzbass and deep rhythmic grooves, all infused with a pop hook that’ll haunt your head like a hangover. And it’s danceable.
Throughout the disk, Orgy spin decadent lyrical yarns of love, medication and psychotic associates over addictive arrangements that alternate between chilly, electro-glazed soundscapes and monstrously heavy metallic pop. Dark gems like “Leave Me Out,” “Inside My Head,” and “Vague” are some of Orgy’s most focused and catchiest works to date – and ironically their loudest.

The Good:
Nothing.

The Average:
“Beautiful Disgrace” – Orgy still goes for the Marilyn Manson sound even though they’ve seemed to have left that ultra-80s vibe with all the tepid beats and electro-glitz.
“Vague” – Okay, but monotonous.

The Ugly:
“Ashamed” – This Korn-y sound has long since passed. The screaming chorus and barre chords just aren’t what they used to be.
“Leave Me Out” – Jay Gordon can’t rap even though he tries to give us little number during the verses.

Frankly: I hate to say it, but there is a reason Orgy isn’t on a major record label anymore; they don’t realize music has to evolve. Instead of evolving they have regressed. It’s the same story just another time where a bad was once rising above all like a rocket zipping to outer space only to come falling out of the sky.

+ Charlatan

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