Denver's ORYX have returned with a harrowing new EP titled "Born Into Madness".
"Born Into Madness is the first recorded material with new bassist Eric Dodgion. The two tracks, "Proliferation" and Consumption", showcase a grittier low-end given the added bass, of course. In addition, the songs are further evidence of Oryx's evolution into one of the best examples of this sort of sludge and doom. "Proliferation" and "Consumption" both clear the nine-minute mark—longer than any song on Stolen Absolution. Towering riffs with tinges of feedback accentuate parts of each track. The shifts between mid-tempo grooves and lurching death-doom arrangements are the most enthralling portions of these songs."