The Orange Man Theory Riding A Cannibal Horse From Here To…

Fans of unusual international metal should already be quite familiar with Riding A Cannibal Horse From Here To…, the debut effort from Rome’s raucous Orange Man Theory. Originally recorded by Today Is The Day mastermind/producer Steve Austin in 2004, the album has been riding metallic music-trading circles for what seems like an eternity. Finally receiving its due release domestically, Riding A Cannibal is virtually untouched by the fine SuperNova crew, but it doesn’t need anything. When an album has this much thunder and ferocity, despite being steeped in the dirty sludge that Austin has lent to his more formidable colleagues, alterations would hinder the power and force. Their keenness for hostility shines through, with each song intertwining elements of death metal, first generation hardcore and ’70s big rock, all without subscribing wholeheartedly to any of the aforementioned. Factor in samples from films, radio and other various oddball noises and sonic tomfoolery and Riding A Cannibal becomes not just another album but a sardonic listening encounter that is continually diverging from the expected but familiar enough to incite adrenaline rushes. (Super Nova)