EP Review: Orbit Culture – The Forgotten

EP Review: Orbit Culture - The Forgotten
Reviewed by Rick Eaglestone

It's fair to say that Sweden’s Orbit Culture have had a successfully busy 2023, a widely acclaimed album Descent and touring with the likes of Avatar & Trivium the band have one more thing to offer before the year ends a thank you to their fans & supporters in the form of a digital-only three-track EP - The Forgotten

Opening with While We Serve, which has some really nice horror soundscapes with sharp and blistering delivery moving on to The Upheaval and concluding with EP crowning glory The Sound Of The Bell flooded with catchy grooves & vocals underpinned by some ferocious drum patterns all whilst covering the difficult subject matter of mass shootings and that sort of violence that seem to be a daily occurrence across our news screens.

EP Review: Orbit Culture - The Forgotten

Niklas (vocals, guitars) states: "During the writing of our latest album Descent, we felt that the songs ‘Sound of The Bell’ and ‘The Upheaval' had a similar feel to the rest of the album, but they turned out to be way more experimental in the final recording stages. As it progressed, they simply felt more out of place. Heading home from the latest tour supporting Avatar, we knew we needed one more song to glue these two together and shortly thereafter, ‘While We Serve’ was born. It was the perfect glue to tie all the songs together and the cherry on the top for a new piece work to be presented. So, even though it’s a continuation of Descent, it turned out to be a release that could live independently."

The EP does a great job in highlighting the band’s dynamic range and unique song-writing prowess, while exploring some new ground and maybe giving listeners a snapshot of a future direction

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