ORANGE MAN THEORY
RIDING A CANNIBAL HORSE FROM HERE TO...
Bringing their quirky brand of metal to the dance is The Orange Man Theory, an Italian extreme metal unit whose nine-track presentation RIDING A CANNIBAL HORSE FROM HERE TO... unfurls a vicious yet experimental sound. Taking liberal influence from acts ranging from Snapcase and Refused to Today is the Day (this disc is produced by Steve Austin), tracks like "Merendina Will Have His Revenge On Capeside" and "Vortex Of Cows Into The Sweet Tornado" may seem to have whimsical titles, but be warned, these tunes are not for the weak of heart or musical taste. Angular and dissonant yet refreshingly intriguing, throw in a smattering of garage rock swagger and hardcore heroics ("Biollante's Dawn") along with a few metalcore tricks from the title track and you've got an eclectic array of songs from a band who've seemingly threw all their heavy music collection in a centrifuge and set it on warp speed, ending up with this self-detonating release that references everything from Coalesce to The Hives.