Orc

by Orc

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Evan
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Evan Found this album first thing on a Monday morning. Started it up and it ripped my head off with thundering drums and buzz saw bass notes. Amazing. What a way to start the week! Keep it up! Favorite track: Free (But Nothing More).
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Tad Wow. I am super diggin’ this. Have a super fuzzy sound a la Fu Manchu. In fact, if you want to, go listen to Fu’s “The Mongoose”, turn it up and you’ve got a preview of Orc. Other than their sound, what I love most about these cats is it’s just one punishing earthquake after next, no slow downs or acoustical diversions. If the band reads this, MORE OF THE SAME Y’ALL! Favorite track: I Got Mine.
crowballard
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crowballard Everything you could ever want in a riff-based journey through progressive experimentation! Killer grooves, great vox, very satisfying.
FDJ
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FDJ This little beauty has Sabbath-esque qualities without actually sounding anything like Sabbath. All hail the fuzz!
Full review here …. stonerking1.blogspot.com/2020/01/orc-orc-review.html Favorite track: Living For The Fight.
Fuzzy Cracklins
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Fuzzy Cracklins Bass & drums blending prog and stoner metal? Hell yes! This rips! My full review is at www.fuzzycracklins.com/2020/01/orc.html Favorite track: Free (But Nothing More).
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Bucky Frazer mentioned the Sabbath qualities, I’ll counter that this is loaded with Unida/Vista Chino tone. Either way, a very riffy, upbeat and fun rock and roll album.
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The eponymous debut album of the Lansing-based Progressive Metal band, Orc. This record is an attempt to blend progressive, time signature experimentation into a stoner-metal veneer.

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released January 3, 2020

Andy Jeglic - Bass / Vocals
Connor Peil - Drums

All songs written by Andy Jeglic and Connor Peil
All lyrics by Andy Jeglic

Recorded at Monument Audio
Mastered at Reed Recording Company

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Track Name: This Drunk World
Another way for us to be entertained
Some other strategy for hiding the pain
Closed every window to the outsiders world
Brought out the cloth we use to cover the stain

The mark that we share, the burden we carry
Our Atlas resigned, but still I can feel
In this drunk world I'm sober

There's not a thing on earth that you can control
There's no true way of understanding your role
So spend your days trying to drink it away
Or till the earth until it swallows you whole

That mark that we share, the burden we carry
The weight is still there, I know I can feel
In this drunk world I'm sober
Track Name: Free (But Nothing More)
The world's your oyster they all say
The hourglass, it starts today
So what are you going to do?
Surrender to a vengeful god
Pretend you're not so deeply flawed
The world, it spins for you

All my fathers shaped by fortune
Caught in someones war
I should have known that putrid stench
And died inside a trench
I'm free but nothing more

The world's your oyster they all say
But if you're learning not to pray
Then where are you going to go?
Pick a flag and hold it high
Dissolve into a battlecry
And now you've found a home

Name my general, name my prophet
Lead me to the door
Trackless is the train
Empty is the pain
I'm free but nothing more
Track Name: I Got Mine
My bleeding heart has run dry
The world has taken its toll, nothing left here to give it
Teach a man how to fish and he'll steal your pole
It kinda crushes your soul, I guess I'll dine alone

Oh you're welcome for all my time
Oh you're welcome, remember I got mine

I cannot carry that cross, and no I am not ashamed
I did not die for your sins, no
Always searching for love in a barrel of pain
There's nothing for me to gain, I'll take the status quo

Oh you're welcome for all my time
Oh you're welcome, remember I got mine

You say that I should just love you, but not rise above you
But I will not lose myself
I could tell you this once, I might tell you this twice
I just want you to hear that I...

I cannot carry that cross, and no I am not ashamed
I did not die for your sins, no
Tried to put in my time, gave a slice of my pie
If you're not gonna try, I guess I'll have it all

Oh you're welcome for all my time
Oh you're welcome, remember I got mine
Track Name: Living For The Fight
When I'm at rest I'm feeling stressed
I'm planning out my busy day
If I relax there is a tax that I must pay
So I won't push it off or put it out of mind
I need to burn out bright, not slowly fade away

When I can feel myself slipping I push the pedal down
You best believe the wheel's still turning
Eternal flame still burning
You know I'm living for the fight

When every task leaves you unmasked
A job worth doing is a chore
If I'm not flying high I'm falling through the floor
My type of laying low is six feet underground
You ask me what I want? Everything and more

When I can feel myself slipping I push the pedal down
You best believe the wheel's still turning
Eternal flame still burning
You know I'm living for the fight

I'll find a way, a way to make it happen
Catch you while you're napping
What else could I have to say?

I'll find a way, a way to make it happen
Sweat it while you're slacking
No, I will not go away

To bridge the gap, my victory lap won't be the first time that I pass
Can't try to make the grade if I'm not in the class
So I'll be burning rubber every single day
While you're just worried about running out of gas

When I can feel myself slipping I push the pedal down
You best believe the wheel's still turning
Eternal flame still burning
You know I'm living for the fight
Track Name: Showdown
Raised as a favor; booze, belt, and labor
An extra pair of hands
A chip on his shoulder now that he's older
He makes the demands
Down to the border, picks up his order
The means unto his end
It's him and no one, a sawed-off shotgun
He calls his closest friend

And it's that simple, the deed is done
One ain't for all, it's all for one

Hot on his trail, he gets a tail
No name but much to prove
Closed out the distance, prepped for resistance
Ahead on every move
Crossed in a ghost down, neither will back down
The hour strikes high noon
Draws in a second, the day to reckon
The end is coming soon

One ain't for all and living ain't free
Turn your tail, go on and flee
I've paid all my dues, it's all mine you see
What price you pay, that's up to me

And it's that simple, the deed is done
One ain't for all, it's all for one
Track Name: Sneaky Snake
Well I've been watching from the shadows
I saw you molded out of dust
I'll clue you in on your suppression
The only one that you can trust

No one was born so subjugated
A pet to grovel down beside
To live as nothing but a play thing
I know deep down you have your pride

If there's no wolf, why are you shepherd?
And if there is, can it spill blood?
And if it can, can you bleed also?
And if it can, what say your god?

Is there a point to your temptation?
Why put that tension inside you
If born to languish as a dullard
With nothing else he wish you knew?

If you were born in his own image
What makes you think that he's so pure?
That tempest's raging still inside him
Not far from what you think you were

If there's no wolf, why are you shepherd?
And if there is, can it spill blood?
And if it can, can you bleed also?

Choose now and get it right, or you'll come out to nothing
Choose now and get it right, or you'll come out to nothing
I'll never ask you to close your eyes
A one-way ticket to try to make it right
Or to come out to nothing

Choose now and get it right, or you'll come out to nothing
I'll never ask you to close your eyes
A one-way ticket to try to change your world
Track Name: One Day
Chart the path ahead where you might land
Hope it all turns out just like you planned
Then you might find peace for you one day

The long way home is just a waste of time
Sell yourself while you're still in your prime
Then there might be peace for you one day

And if you seek, you might find
But if you find, you'll still seek

Work to keep your health now that you're old
Name your god and hope you fit the mold
Then there might be peace for you one day

And if you seek, you might find
But if you find, you'll still seek
Track Name: The Villain
When I grew up
The heroes in the stories I loved
Fought for freedom of tyranny from someone above
Who owned the shackles that kept the rabble falling in line
Now I'm older and those chains are getting harder to find

Bread and circus is the cry, and who is more to blame?
The wretched masses crying out for something that can tame
A thousand years in darkness without searching for the light
Now I've seen and have to ask myself what makes it right
And when I became the villain

You know Robin, who robbed the rich and gave to the poor
I'd like to ask him what the hell he did all that for
When they'd take that money and waste it or just drink it away
The same old story, caught up in that cycle to stay

Bread and circus is the cry and who is more to blame?
The wretched masses crying out for something that can tame
A thousand years in darkness without searching for the light
Now I've seen and have to ask myself what makes it right
And when I became the villain
Track Name: Cerberus
I really tried to run from here, to get away from all the fear
Now I'm back and feel the same, a wounded beast I cannot tame
To knowing only to bite back, to bracing for the next attack
No one's fault but here we are, bleeding from the same old scar

Tell me the truth, are my memories just a dream?
Did I mistake all the laughter for screams?
Did we all share something more than just a name?
Or give each other something more than just pain?

I grit my teeth and try to make it right
Laugh and hug where we all used to fight
But my skin still crawls when I hear your rising voice
And I'd never hear that again if I had the choice

I did to you what was done to me
Too young and dumb to step on back and see
Then I left as soon as I could find the chance
Marched ahead without a second glance

I did you that wrong and I swear I feel ashamed
I'll shoulder the weight and I'll gladly take the blame
But I can't stay for long before the past gets the best of me
And I'm back at the gates of that place that I tried to flee

I love you, but I had to leave that place

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