Thursday, 20 November 2014

Orchid

Hey guys, sorry I've been pretty inactive this month, I've been really busy with school and such. So in return, here's a band that should have been on here years ago.


Orchid was a four-piece screamo band from Amherst, Massachusetts that were active from 1997-2002, although their influence goes far beyond their tenure. They released three full-lengths (as far as full-lengths go in their realm), as well as numerous splits with other notable bands such as Pig Destroyer and Jeromes Dream. Orchid's sound has become definitive of "screamo". Their punishingly fast, chaotic pace featuring shrieked, unintelligible vocals and dark, dissonant, grinding instrumentation has never been done as well as Orchid did, though has been a staple in many bands within the screamo genre to follow. Orchid also featured slower, quiet parts which often interrupted into frenzies, a dynamic that they had mastered. In addition, Orchid often showed off their intellectual side, making references to numerous figures, whether they be historical, political, or philosophical. I'm sure not much more needs to be said, except for "essential". Some of their members also play in other bands such as Ampere, Bucket Full Of Teeth, Wolves, and Panthers. Here's Orchid's discography, enjoy one of the best bands ever.

1. Consumed
2. 36 Day Syndrome
3. Angel
4. Stagnant
5. A Written Apology
6. Pledge
7. Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin cover)

1. Orchid - Consumed
2. Orchid - A Written Apology
3. Orchid - Pledge
4. Pig Destroyer - Delusional Supremacy
5. Pig Destroyer - The Alcatraz Metaphors
6. Pig Destroyer - Treblinka
7. Pig Destroyer - Seven And Thirteen
8. Pig Destroyer - Scouring The Wreckage
9. Pig Destroyer - Suicide Through Decay
10. Pig Destroyer - Torquemada
11. Pig Destroyer - Frailty In Numbers

1. Orchid - The Easy One
2. Orchid - Angel
3. Orchid - Notes From A Smooth Talker
4. Encyclopedia Of American Traitors - Sangre Por Pan
5. Encyclopedia Of American Traitors - Pildoras Amargas

1. Le Descordre, C'est Moi
2. Aesthetic Dialectic
3. In G And E
4. New Jersey vs. Valhalla
5. Weekend At The Fire Academy
6. Framecode
7. The Action Index
8. Death Of A Modernist
9. Boy With No Arms
10. Invasion USA
11. Epilogue Of A Car Crash

1. Combat Wounded Veteran - Economic Downturn With The Kung-Fu Grip
2. Combat Wounded Veteran - Hank Cut Out His Bowels
3. Combat Wounded Veteran - I Talk You Listen
4. Combat Wounded Veteran - Kill The Translator
5. Combat Wounded Veteran - Rocks In A Blender
6. Orchid - Eye Gouger
7. Orchid - Panopticism

1. Orchid - Lucky 13
2. Orchid - Intelligible Audio
3. Orchid - She Has A Cold Cold Heart
4. The Red Scare - Sequenced For Explosion

1. Jeromes Dream - It's Right Where You Said It Would Be
2. Jeromes Dream - I'm Reminded Of A Kid Who Used To Stomp Bugs
3. Jeromes Dream - A Well Documented Case Of Severe Autism
4. Jeromes Dream - My Most Recent Left Right Brain Argument
5. Orchid - New Ideas In Mathematics
6. Orchid - Beautification Committee
7. Orchid - Ding Dong Dead
8. Orchid - Mono Vs. Stereo

1. Destination: Blood!
2. To Praise Prothesis
3. Lights Out
4. Anna Karina
5. I Am Nietzsche
6. Victory Is Ours
7. Don't Rat Our Your Friends
8. Black Hills
9. Snow Delay At The Frankfurt School
10. ...And The Cat Turned To Smoke

1. Amherst Pandemonium (Part 1)
2. Amherst Pandemonium (Part 2)
3. Chaos Ain't Me
4. Loft Party
5. I Wanna Fight
6. A Visit From Dr. Goodsex
7. We Love Prison
8. Fashion Meets Passion
9. Trail Of The Unknown Body
10. Class Pictures
11. No, We Don't Have Any T-shirts
12. Dissidents In Love
13. Flip The Tape
14. Anais Nin By Numbers
15. Tigers
16. Let's Commodify Sexuality
17. Discourse of Desire
18. None More Black
19. Impersonating Martin Rev

1. New Ideas In Mathematics
2. Beautification Committee
3. Ding Dong Dead
4. Mono Vs. Stereo
5. Lucky 13
6. Intelligible Audio
7. She Has A Cold, Cold Heart
8. Eye Gouger
9. Panopticism
10. Mean S.O.B.
11. 36 Day Syndrome
12. O.S.K.
13. Stagnant
14. Hit The Ground
15. Consumed
16. A Written Apology
17. Pledge
18. The Easy One
19. Angel
20. Notes From A Smooth Talker
21. T-120
22. Halving The Bones
23. September 18th, 1993
24. Weekend At The Fire Academy

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