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Antithesis (Origin album)

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Released  April 1, 2008
Producer  Origin
Artist  Origin
Label  Relapse Records
Length  42:10
Antithesis (2008)  Entity (2011)
Release date  1 April 2008
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Genres  Death metal, Technical death metal
Similar  Origin albums, Death metal albums

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Antithesis is the fourth studio album by technical death metal band Origin. It was released through Relapse Records, on April 1, 2008. It peaked at #21 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.

Contents

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Reception

The Allmusic review by Greg Prato awarded the album 3.5 stars stating "Although death metal and prog metal are usually thought of as two different subgenres of heavy metal, in certain cases, there's really not much differentiating the two. Case in point, Origin, and their 2008 release, Antithesis. Although they are extreme sounding in just about every way imaginable (guttural growls, stop-start riffing, metronome-perfect drumming, etc.), the instrumental prowess of Origin's players is mighty impressive here. But be forewarned -- there's not an ounce of melody detected anywhere (just front to back metallic brutality), as evidenced by such over the top assaults as the album opener, "The Aftermath," as well as "Consuming Misery" and "Wrath of Vishnu," among others. Whether you love it or hate it, most would have to agree that Origin's Antithesis is certainly death metal at its most complex and challenging. ".

According to Kerrang! which gave the album 4 stars, the band "...once again pack in more untrammelled ferocity and sheer sonic destruction then can be good for anyone's health". "The album hurtles by on a torrent of almost inhuman blasting, technical fret mangling and the vomitous vocal of James Lee. While there is always a problem that music that relentless can become a little one-dimensional, the blistering intensity demands your attention from violent start to battered finish", reviewer Dan Slesser writes, picking out "the jaw-dropping" 9.5 minute closing title track as the CD's highlight which "definitely slams the door in the face of all corners".

Miscellaneous

  • The quote before the title track Antithesis is from J. Robert Oppenheimer. He is best known for his role as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project: the World War II effort to develop the first nuclear weapons at the secret Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. In reference to the Trinity test in New Mexico, where his Los Alamos team first tested the bomb, Oppenheimer famously recalled the Bhagavad Gita: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
  • Antithesis was ranked # 7 on Decibel Magazine's Top 40 Metal Releases of 2008.
  • Antithesis was ranked # 6 on Metal Maniacs Top 40 metal Releases of 2008.
  • The Antithesis album poster appears in the movie "The Crazies".
  • At 25:42 in the movie GAMER you will see the cover of Antithesis.
  • The cover bears strong resemblance to a portrait of a xenomorph that was painted by H.R. Giger.
  • Antihesis was released as CD & limited edition colored vinyl with an alternative cover artwork.
  • Ranked # 85 on Decibel Magazine's Top 100 Death Metal Albums of All Time.
  • Personnel

  • James Lee - vocals
  • Paul Ryan - guitar, vocals
  • Jeremy Turner - guitar, vocals
  • Mike Flores - bass, vocals
  • John Longstreth - drums
  • Production

  • Arranged & Produced By Origin
  • Engineered By Robert Rebeck
  • Mastered By Scott Hull
  • Songs

    1The Aftermath4:37
    2Algorithm3:32
    3Consuming Misery3:56

    References

    Antithesis (Origin album) Wikipedia


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