Orthodox (2)

Orthodox (2)

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Originating from Seville in southern Spain, Orthodox is an avant-garde doom metal band who add strong free jazz-tinged influences to their essential metal sound, founded on hypnotic repetition of quasi-mystical intensity and slow, torpid rhythms befitting people from a city of crushing summer heat.

Seville itself has had other strong influences on the band: they started out performing in the hooded robes of the Sevillian penitential brotherhoods (although they now dress more conventionally) and they have talked of the annual Semana Santa procession in the city as a source of inspiration for their music (‘Ofícío de Tinieblas’ from their debut album 'Gran Poder' relates to a Semana Santa tradition, for instance).

Orthodox's second album saw them extending the doom metal basis of their debut with the addition of clarinets and trumpets, causing comparisons to be made to King Crimson and Captain Beefheart, while the following album, 'Sentencia', dispensed with guitars almost completely in favour of piano, trumpet and upright bass on the 26-minute track 'Ascensión'. The centrality of doom metal to the band has, however, been re-emphasised by 'Baal', their album from 2011.

Orthodox releases have been issued by the cult US label Southern Lord but they are signed to the Spanish label Alone Records, based in Malaga.

Members: Marco Serrato Gallardo (Bass, Vocals) and Borja Díaz Vera (Drums).
Former and founding member: Ricardo Jiménez Gómez (Guitar).
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Orthodox (2) Discography Tracks

Albums

Orthodox (2) Gran Poder (Album) Alone Records (2) Spain 2006 Sell This Version
Orthodox (2) Amanecer En Puerta Oscura (Album) Alone Records (2) Spain 2007 Sell This Version
Orthodox (2) Sentencia (Album) Alone Records (2), Alone Records (2) Spain 2009 Sell This Version
Orthodox (2) Baal (Album) Alone Records (2) Spain 2011 Sell This Version
FR 012 Orthodox (2) Demo 2005(Cass, Ltd) Féretro Records FR 012 Spain 2012 Sell This Version
Orthodox (2) Axis (Album) Alone Records (2) Spain 2015 Sell This Version
SR 002 Orthodox (2) Demonio Del Mediodía(Cass, Ltd) Sentencia Records SR 002 Spain 2015 Sell This Version
Orthodox (2) Supreme (Album) Utech Records US 2017 Sell This Version
DS018 Orthodox (2) Κρέας(Cass, S/Sided, Album, Ltd + File, MP3, WAV, EP) Dreamsheep DS018 Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DOOM028 Orthodox (2) Matse Avatar(7") Doomentia Records DOOM028 Spain 2010 Sell This Version
Orthodox (2) Crown For A Mole (Single) Alone Records (2) Spain 2015 Sell This Version
NOAX-121, -, A011, MdC-044 Grajo, Orthodox (2) Grajo, Orthodox (2) - Split(7", Num) Nooirax Producciones, Fuzz T-Shirts Records, Aladeriva Records, Monasterio De Cultura, Miskatonik Records, Vidasubterranea Records NOAX-121, -, A011, MdC-044 Spain 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

Otesanek / Loss (2) / Orthodox (2) / Mournful Congregation Otesanek / Loss (2) / Orthodox (2) / Mournful Congregation - Four Burials (Album, Comp) Battle Kommand Records US 2008 Sell This Version
AR-041 CD Orthodox (2) Conoce Los Caminos MMV-MMX(2xCD, Comp, RM) Alone Records (2) AR-041 CD Spain 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

KTR002 Orthodox (2) Der Fliegende Holländer(Cass, Ltd) Knockturne Records KTR002 Spain 2013 Sell This Version