Orthodox- Let It Take Its Course
Orthodox is a Hardcore, Nu Metal, Metalcore band from Nashville. Unbeaten Records released this album in 2020. I always review old bands and old albums. But I have wanted to review new bands and new albums for a while. I came across an article online that was about new bands that are changing the face of hardcore and Orthodox was covered in this article. They have two albums on Unbeaten Records and I also read some reviews of their records online. This is the latest Orthodox record and it has more nu metal influence then the first Orthodox record. Some people could see this is a bad thing if they were influenced by some second tier nu metal but they're clearly crazy about the best bands nu metal had to offer. If you remember the best bands in nu metal were really awesome groups and are still completely relevant to this day and I will find myself listening to them quite often. I also thought it was really great that they are a straight edge band. Orthodox are quite brutal sounding and they are very dynamic songwriters. The vocalist is like a machine because he goes through so many different styles of singing and screaming. These grooves are so tight that you would need a chisel to get through them. The chord progressions are insane and the mood is rather dark and bleak. It's hard to pick apart certain genres of extreme metal because the music is such an amalgam of everything heavy. We have some beautiful mellow parts to the music and to the vocals as well. I can for sure hear elements of hardcore, nu metal, metalcore in the music of Orthodox. The vocals and the lyrics are both really intense and violent sounding. I thought that Orthodox would be one of the only bands in the scene in Nashville. But I was quite wrong as I found out that the Nashville scene has many great bands. This band write brilliant riffs and the singer can be downright scary sounding. We have a song here that sounds similar to Type O Negative that I really like. This band brings so much to the table that makes them so likable. I really love this band and I do believe that they could change the face of hardcore. I know that they grew up on nu metal and came from the metalcore scene and that they are straight edge. I also know that they have more eclectic taste in bands from the extreme metal genre. This album only came out this year so I can't call this a classic yet but this is a damn good record. Orthodox is an amazing band and this is an amazing album. Thanks for reading my review.
For the past thirty years I have been listening to heavy music. I wanted to take my knowledge and my love for music and share it with my viewers.