Origin - Unparalleled Universe LP
Nuclear Blast Records
Limited white vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. For 20 years, Origin has engaged a full-blown sensory assault of tight, taut, and technical death metal amplified by flashes of grindcore and groove. However, Unparalleled Universe sees the quartet-Paul Ryan [guitar, vocals], John Longstreth [drums], Mike Flores [bass, vocals], and Jason Keyser [vocals]-strengthen that blueprint with a handful of surprises. The band began compiling ideas for what would become Unparalleled Universe while touring in support of their 2014 sixth offering, Omnipresent. During January 2017, Ryan headed to Chapman Studios in Kansas City, KS to record alongside longtime collaborator and engineer Rob Rebeck [Tech N9ne]. In under a month, they emerged with the ten songs comprising Unparalleled Universe and an expanded sonic palette. Ultimately, Unparalleled Universe begins another era for Origin. "In the end, we're still writing death metal songs, but we're adding new dimensions," Ryan states. "We're still Origin."