on 22 June 2012
2 sides 2 albums!
both of which will absolutely blast you to pieces, this is pretty much everything this and has done.
with amazing guitars and riffs that will blow you away, id call it progressive grind but thts just silly.
the drums, oh the drums pure grind for the whole thing, inspirational stuff.
and the the gatefold sleeve is the most exquisite i hae ever seen, and the art is ll beautiful, if you can find somewhere that still has this in stock dont hesitate.
oh BTW cheers amazon, as soon as it goes out of stock you drop the price by about 8 quid!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 15 May 2013
Orphan is the astonishingly good follow up to Gridlink's already impressive debut record, Amber Gray. If you're reading this review you're likely already familiar with Jon Chang's work with Discordance Axis. I will happily enthusiastically confirm that Gridlink easily delivers on expectations inevitably raised by the standard of that outstanding grind project.
The running time of Orphan is short (barely 12 minutes) but there are more riffs and ideas and barrels of boundless energy to fill a disc ten times the length, and you will genuinely still be noticing new things when your CD laser is melting the poor overworked plastic. Gridlink's default position may be grindcore, but many forms of extreme metal are attacked during Orphan's brief running cycle. I want to mention my particular delight when I realised how often purest black metal appears - most notably on Embers, Blood and Treasure, which is perversely and gloriously epic given the context!
So, yes, Orphan may fly past in a blur of relentless head-spinning speed, but be in no doubt that it is composed of magnificent individual songs. Thorn Farmer, Flatworlder, the aforementioned Embers, Blood and of course the wonderful title track are all deadly and of a distinct personality. I love this album (this band!) and thoroughly recommend it to any fan of any form of Metal.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2012
i dont mind short CDs, better short than over long and boring.
then again, this one is 12 minutes long and look at the price. the price should be 50 percent less at least.