ORBITCINTA BENJAMIN – 6 Songs CD
6 Songs CD
(Deaf At Twenty Two)
I believe this is the first proper collection of tracks from OB after the 2006 demo and a slew of compilation appearances. To tell you the truth, I’m not that keen on screamo bands, basically due to the incessant wailing, i find it totally annoying. What I like about these bands though, is the musical part; the rough progressive post-hardcore delivery, the jagged and angular attack and, of course, the impossible urgency.
6 Songs has all of that, reminding of the days when I was checking out early Gravity Records roster screaming their heads off – bands such as Heroin, Angelhair and Orchid. It is of this connection that makes OB special, there’s that ramshackled rawness which they share with these acclaimed combos. It’s like they are keeping up the tradition with newer Euro-screamo touches.
The CD comes encased in a box made from a sheet of nicely printed card, quite a fun packaging, different from the usual CDs you see on the merch tables. That said, I do wish the CD would have more songs with variations that would challenge that groove OB are currently stuck in.
Orbitcinta Benjamin – Compiling Broken Faulties