"Act Two" is available online now, and you truly will struggle to find a more epic and beautiful 20-odd minutes of music for less than the price of a Boots meal deal, so don't waste any more time: knight your CD collection with a slice of OBE.
"When Machines Fall Silent" opens the EP with glitchy electronics reminiscent of 65daysofstatic, with shimmering guitars and punchy bass bringing in a crescendo of driving, crashing drums and epic delayed guitar. "Cor-Tastrophe" features some spectacularly well-placed samples, and "Freaky Jackson" is just stunning; the gigantic middle section will raise hairs on the most stubborn of necks, and the twitchy riff 4 minutes in will bring a smile to any Russian Circles / Battles fans that happen to be in earshot.
“The second of these EPs, appropriately titled "Act Two" is of a calibre much higher than you'd expect of an unsigned band less than a year and a half into their careers. The production is crisp and well-balanced, the musical structures are varied and challenging”
"...passionate drumming kept the noise together, rising and falling with the guitar riffs expertly. Orders of the British Empire are well rehearsed and confident
"...guitars bounced off each other with a synchronicity that, when blared through two huge Orange amps, sounded exhilarating."
"Their songs, a glimpse of something darker rising from the fuzz, nearly ready to rear its ugly head. Some parts of their songs had a rolling feel reminiscent of stoner rock and chord dissonances that added to the unsettling atmosphere."
"...like a rich mix of the melodies of This Will Destroy You and Explosions in the Sky pounded together with the intensity of 65daysofstatic and a sprinkling of heavy metal. And yet they made it completely their own."