Review: Turbid North – Orogeny



Bred in Alaska, now residing in Texas, it’s no surprise that shred-metal outfit Turbid North like things big, building their songs around distortion-fattened riffs that rise like mountain ranges above the rumbling, double-kick ferocity of the drumming. Similarly, the writing on Orogeny tends toward the epic, with the majestic, album-closing “Floating the Ionosphere” clocking in at over 12 minutes. That isn’t just post-prog indulgence, either; there’s a genuine sense of narrative to these songs, and the band’s willingness to augment standard-issue shred with fat, old-school lead guitar work (particularly on “The Hunter”) brings palpable drama to the music. J.D. CONSIDINE

Check out “The Hunter” from Orogeny below:

  • Pynuss

    Buy This Album!!!!!

  • khanshawn

    Fuck Yes!!!!

  • Bloodbath and Beyond

    i bought this album because Revolver gave this opus a 3.5/5, anticipating it’d be much better since the Magazine, and it’s staff, have absolutely no effing clue what constitutes good music. I was right in buying this record… It deserves a 4.5/5 at the least.

  • CGGT

    Turbid North played a concert for my cousins graduation, best thing I’ve seen live!