Orgy - Candyass 
Music Disc Reviews Audio CD
Written by Jerry Del Colliano   
Tuesday, 18 August 1998

Reprise Records
| Performance 7 | Sound 8 |

Within seconds of hearing the musical stylings of Orgy, I was forced to check the liner notes to see if they were produced by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails fame. They are not, even though Orgy does have obvious influences from many new wave acts from the 80’s, not to mention modern acts like Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson.

Orgy plays nice and loud with scorching guitars, hard hitting and huge sounding drum sounds all underneath dramatic (if not sometimes over-the-top) vocals. Their A&R man did them no harm by choosing to release the cover song "Blue Monday" as the single. Much like how Marilyn Manson broke into popular favor, Orgy uses a familiar melody to introduce to the world their S&M laden, techno-metal sound. Unlike Marylyn Manson, the rest of 'Candyass' is actually pretty good. Cut 11 "Revival" and the lead in track "Social Enemies" are straight up, kick ass.

While Orgy doesn’t surpass White Zombie as my favorite Threshold of Pain demo CD, it is not far off. Melodically, their songs are way better than average. After ten or so times through my CD player, I find myself still very interested. I can’t say that about five other CDs I’ve heard this year. If you like it loud and kinky, you’ll like Orgy.

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