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orcumentary / Press

“Much of the music is driving and militaristic, and rightly so, but delicate keyboard interludes or intros provide a welcome contrast at many junctures. As alluded to earlier, any number of instruments can be heard, and it all fits in splendidly. Orc Adams employs guttural growling most of the time, but surprises at several points with clean singing and even some falsetto crooning. He’s a very ‘legible’ growler, and following along with the story is never too difficult. You’ll find yourself chuckling aloud, the rhymes tend to be clever and the subject matter is far enough gone to be both intense and ridiculous. Seriously, being cut down by a sword is rough, but being “Strangled By Your Own Swordbelt” is that and outright shameful. These are heavy metal limericks for everyone who watches The Two Towers whenever it’s on HBO for the fight scenes at Helm’s Deep.”

“At first glance, basing one’s entire musical repertoire on a single fantasy concept may seem small-minded and restrictive – unless one is an actual orc, a grotesque Tolkienian humanoid creature with an addiction to violence and victory. Then you’re simply calling the world as you see it. And if the only tools at your disposal are a drum machine, a synthesizer, a keyboard, your throat, and a passion for heavy metal, then your energetic brand of “orc rock” will come loaded with ‘80s New Wave and original Nintendo. That’s the case with Adams’ latest opus, a punchy and charming EP that demonstrates once and for all what a determined orc can accomplish when he puts his musical mind to it.”

“Unfortunately most people probably aren’t going to “get it” when it comes to ORCumentary. A select minority however, who share a similar sense of humor and possess an understanding of the subtext, which playfully mocks Lord of the Rings influenced genres of metal (as well as those who take it too seriously), will find themselves unable to stop listening.”